How to Roughen Lumber?

How to Roughen Lumber?

Unread post #1 by balarila » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:03 am

Saw a credenza in the mall and SWMBO fell in love with the finish. It seems to have been made from repurposed lumber. But is there a way to finish/distress new lumber to achieve the same look? Here's a photo of the finish:
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I know how to ceruse so I have the painting and staining down pat. What I need to learn is how to make the wood texture-rough. As if it were a rough cut lumber that, through ages of use, do not have any more splinters.

Ideas?
Last edited by balarila on Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:44 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: How to Roughen Lumber?

Unread post #2 by bigfoot » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:15 am

some bang it with metal chains.
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Re: How to Roughen Lumber?

Unread post #3 by Joey » Sun May 06, 2018 11:58 am

I used metal brush along the grain... you can also use angle grinder that have variable control and put circular metal brush.
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