Aging wood

I’m working on a project at present that involves making a box look as if it was a century old.  I came across this site http://www.xrestore.com/ and his tutorial on aging wood some time ago and was just waiting for the right project to come along.  (I actually ended up buy his book.  Although it addresses restoration or the reversing of age, the techniques and discussion of how things age has been very helpful.)

I mixed up a batch of pickling solution and applied it to different types of wood.  Rather than just use tea prior to the pickling, I put walnut ink (W) on one side and the tea (T) on the other.

Raw wood

And here it is post-pickling:

Post pickling

A little dusting with some sandpaper really brought the grain up and made the wood look ancient.

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One Response to “Aging wood”

  1. Maddie319 writes:

    Cool!!

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