Self-made wood ageing
Waste wood is often shaped by nature and coloured through time, it is thus very valuable for hobbyists. Natural „used looks“ – faded planks, old fences or old driftwood – are perfect as a stylish decoration for the interior. But what could you do if there isn´t any waste wood available or if it is just too expensive?
Today I’ll show you some tips and tricks on how to transform new into old. There are certainly many more ways to do that, but I’ll show you the methods that are easiest to realize.
When flaming, it depends on the right moment. The wood should be black, but not burn. After charring, you take a brass brush and remove the charred fibers. Deep grooves appear again, which are also a typical feature of old timbers.
With a little bit water, the surface is cleaned. This process is repeated until you get the desired result. Then you can rub the wood with olive oil. As a result, the wood gets more robust and is now also suitable for outdoor use. Through the painting with olive oil, food can be placed without any concern on these woods.