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Old 07-22-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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How do I get my wood to look like this?


I assume you stain it or something along those lines, but do any of you know exactly what I could use?



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Old 07-22-2012, 11:26 PM   #2
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How do I get my wood to look like this?


Are you looking to artificially age the wood?
A bit more information may be helpful.
How much wood?
What type of wood?
What is it going to be used for (indoors or out)?

I've heard of people "aging" wood by painting it with Coca-cola and putting it in the sun, but I've never tried it myself. I'd be afraid it wood attract bugs. There is also a way to do it with borax. You should be able to google it to find specific instructions.
You could also try something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOp5OTE2wK0
But please, if you live within 300 miles of me, wait until it rains again.
And with a fire extinguisher in your other hand.


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Are you looking to artificially age the wood?
A bit more information may be helpful.
How much wood?
What type of wood?
What is it going to be used for (indoors or out)?

I've heard of people "aging" wood by painting it with Coca-cola and putting it in the sun, but I've never tried it myself. I'd be afraid it wood attract bugs.
You could also try something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOp5OTE2wK0
But please, if you live within 300 miles of me, wait until it rains again.
And with a fire extinguisher in your other hand.
Sorry for being vague! I didn't mean the age but the bluish hue over the wood. I would most likely be using already aged barn wood for an indoor coffee table.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:03 AM   #4
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How do I get my wood to look like this?


What type of wood? Cedar tends to naturally silver like that very nicely.

There are blue stains, but if you want the irregular look it wood take some artistic talent.

In the past, if I couldn't find the color stain I had in mind I would start with a paler stain and "tweak" it with oil paint to get close to the color I want.

Hopefully you have extra wood you can experiment on.
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That blue tone is 'spalting;--to see examples of spalted wood go here:Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum

Look in the forestry and milling section.

Spalting occurs when wood is attacked by fungus before it is dried---
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