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Offline giant splinter

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old barn/new doors
« on: June 12, 2012, 09:24:39 AM »
I recently built a couple doors for my old barn out of red fir and would like to find a way to accelerate the process that creates the weathered look on the fresh wood. The barn has never been painted and has a nice sun burt natural texture and appearance. I am sure there are many others just as impatient as I am about this kinda thing and I bet someone has a secret formula that they have used to obtain the weathered finish that will match the rest of the barn. Thanks for any help or suggestions on this subject.
roll with it

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Re: old barn/new doors
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 07:40:55 PM »
Step #1... Make list of things to do that will keep you busy for 5 years.

Step #2... Finish everything on your list.

Step #3... Check to see that the new doors have aged.

For better results, repeat steps 1-3 as needed.

Good luck,

Rooster   ;)
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Re: old barn/new doors
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 08:47:32 PM »
Vinegar and steel wool will darken and burning and then rubing with a wire brush is another technique    Try them on scrap first!!!!!!!
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Re: old barn/new doors
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 09:09:03 PM »
I second the vinigar and steel wool....I have seen it done to red oak that I sawed for a customer and it looks awsome...I don't know about your red fir...Banjo
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Re: old barn/new doors
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 09:42:41 PM »
sandblast   , but dont go ape on it

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