How to Age Wood

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Introduction: How to Age Wood

About: Diy'er, jewelry designer, woodworker, blogger. Come visit me at Http://mixedkreations.com/blog

Have you ever wanted some reclaimed wood for a project? With the recipe you can age your own wood. Make new wood look old.

Step 1: Recipe for Aging Wood

Take a glass jar and fill 3/4 full of vinegar, then drop a piece of steel wool into the jar and screw the lid on. Shake the jar a couple times a day for 5-7 days.

Step 2: Aged Wood Mixture

The mixture is ready when the steel wool has dissolved. You can also add a little instant coffee granules to darken it up even more if needed. Just add 1/2 teaspoon and shake

Step 3: New Wood

Take you a piece of new wood. (I am using a cedar fence slats as my example). Paint the mixture onto your board.

Step 4: Aged Wood

You will see a difference in your wood pretty quick, but will get darker as it dries.

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    Very nice!! Cheap and faster. I will try in my next proyect.

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    Really like this. That's a fantastic trick.