Tips for Getting the Look of Aged Wood for Your Projects

There’s something about the look of aged wood that gives it so much more character than non-aged wood. It’s a rustic quality that provides warmth and beauty. However, you may not be able to use actual aged wood for your project. Fortunately, there are some ways that you can give your wood a more worn look.

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

When buying wood, skip over the traditional boards, which tend to be smoothed down on every side. Instead, ask for rough-sawn boards, which have uneven surfaces. You can then give the wood the look of wear and tear by simply whacking the boards using a hammer. When you finish the wood with stain, use a black stain on the indented areas to make it look like spots of oxidation.

You can also create a finish that helps make the wood look older. Combine ¾ cup of  vinegar with ¼ cup of rusty nails and let it sit for a day. Once you apply it to the wood, it will mimic the look of weathering that usually takes years to occur.

Use these tips to age your wood and be sure to contact us at Schutte Lumber to find wood in Kansas City today.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Contact Us
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
What's New
Fortress Iron Railing now available at Schutte Lumber Company
March 17, 2017

Schutte Lumber Company is proud to announce the addition of a new product line

Read More »

Douglas-Fir in Construction
February 28, 2017

Lumber produced from Douglas-fir is recognized throughout the world for its strength and performance.

Read More »

Why Choose Simpson Strong-Tie
January 19, 2017

All of us at Schutte Lumber Company are proud to announce our partnership with

Read More »

Copyright 2014 | all rights reserved