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Aging wood. Latest Project. Amoco #742020
Sat Jan 11 2020 12:58 PM
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So I've had this in mind for some time and am finally getting around to it.
The wood aging process was a fun learn. After many many test's, this is the final result on the project.
The wood came with the old barn serrations in it which was really cool and then I carved in some deep groves and old nail holes and beat it up the edges with a big wood rasp.
1. is a steel wool and vinegar solution stain (youtube it) that was supposed to turn wood grey. But in my case it was turning it brown. But It was actually a good effect.
2. Diluted grey stain.
3. Diluted red paint. Found a color that best matched the actual piece of original red barn wood that I had.
The graphic looking picture is what it will look like when done.
I still need:
American Strate globe. This one will be hard to come by!!!
American globe in either red or yellow frame.

Amoco and American ad glass will be lit up in holes.

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Re: Aging wood. Latest Project. Amoco [Re: Steven C.] #742021
Sat Jan 11 2020 12:59 PM
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Re: Aging wood. Latest Project. Amoco [Re: Steven C.] #742023
Sat Jan 11 2020 01:39 PM
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Looks good, great job. Did you use a latex paint? How did you get the matte finish?

Re: Aging wood. Latest Project. Amoco [Re: Morgan] #742024
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Originally Posted by Morgan
Looks good, great job. Did you use a latex paint? How did you get the matte finish?


They grey stain was oil base dilutes very much with paint thinner.
but the red was flat finish latex also dilute quite a bit.
I took this picture literally seconds after finishing the red. So I'm sure the shiny spots will go flat as they dry.

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Re: Aging wood. Latest Project. Amoco [Re: Steven C.] #742025
Sat Jan 11 2020 01:52 PM
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Nice job Steve, are you going to hang it or sit it on the floor?


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Re: Aging wood. Latest Project. Amoco [Re: Steven C.] #742028
Sat Jan 11 2020 02:24 PM
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Hang it Les.


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Re: Aging wood. Latest Project. Amoco [Re: Steven C.] #742029
Sat Jan 11 2020 02:30 PM
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How heavy is it?


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Re: Aging wood. Latest Project. Amoco [Re: Steven C.] #742030
Sat Jan 11 2020 02:40 PM
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Funny you should ask. To heavy. It about 20 lbs I suppose. I was planning to run the wood through the saw and thin it up but just kind of forgot. I reinforced the upper outside corners where it will hang from so the load is in the sides. And there is a single solid panel on the sides behind the outside finish slat pieces. Believe me, I'll be absolutely sure it's not falling off the wall before I put the globes on!!!!


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Re: Aging wood. Latest Project. Amoco [Re: Steven C.] #742031
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Thanks, that was what I was wondering. It will be sweet when you’re done.


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Re: Aging wood. Latest Project. Amoco [Re: Steven C.] #742033
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Looks cool Steve. Where did you get the raw lumber with the serrations already in it? Or did you do that?....

Re: Aging wood. Latest Project. Amoco [Re: Rabbitman] #742038
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Originally Posted by Rabbitman
Looks cool Steve. Where did you get the raw lumber with the serrations already in it? Or did you do that?....


There's a salvage company not to far from me where I buy barn wood. But they didn't have any red. So the guy shows me this serrated stuff. He had a huge pile of it. I've never seen it before!! Very cool stuff. Someone had to make it. I plan to buy more. I'll ask them where the got it from.


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Re: Aging wood. Latest Project. Amoco [Re: Steven C.] #742057
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If you use the vinegar and steel wool mixture along with the commercialy available water based aging stain (in grey), you'll get a more natural looking barn wood.

And you can weather the wood before any staining by using a brass wire brush attachment on your drill on the wood.

This will remove the soft wood and leave the harder sections intact - like nature does over decades of weather exposure.

Later . . .

Jim

Re: Aging wood. Latest Project. Amoco [Re: T-way] #742061
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Originally Posted by T-way
If you use the vinegar and steel wool mixture along with the commercialy available water based aging stain (in grey), you'll get a more natural looking barn wood.

And you can weather the wood before any staining by using a brass wire brush attachment on your drill on the wood.

This will remove the soft wood and leave the harder sections intact - like nature does over decades of weather exposure.

Later . . .

Jim


Interesting. Will look into aging stain next time. But, I'm very happy with results.


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Re: Aging wood. Latest Project. Amoco [Re: Steven C.] #742081
Sun Jan 12 2020 05:21 PM
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Great ideas as always for your displays, Steve!


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