Friday, May 31, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Want the weathered wood look from a new piece of wood?
Here’s how you can get it.
For the tops of my Stools Turned Table project I used a solid pine board
bought at the local home improvement store,
I believe it was 24 x 48 inches and it cost around $24.00.
I cut two 22 inch circles with a jig saw and then used a sander to clean
up the edges and make them perfectly round.
You will need to use a soft type wood, pine works great for this technique.
It’s easy, just a little time consuming depending on how much distressing you desire.
I used a wire brushes, cup brush (wire brush that is used with power drill),
utility knife, power drill, hammer, chain and screwdriver.
First I beat the wood with heavy chain and gouged it with the hammer
and made small holes with the screwdriver.
Then I took the utility knife and made cuts, some deep and some shallow,
going with the grain of the wood.
Use your wire brushes, power and hand to give you the texture.
Remember there is no right or wrong way to do this, the important thing is to
get it distressed and weathered looking.
Once you are happy with the amount of distressing, lightly sand to remove any
wood fibers or splinters.
Now onto the finish, at this point you can stain, paint or do both.
I actually stained mine a dark brown, then once dry, I went over the entire piece
with a thinned down grey paint.
This technique would also work great for a hand painted sign. Have fun!