Help with reclaimed barn wood

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We inherited a large hundred year old tobacco barn. When we took it down we were surprised to find it was doubled walled so that doubled the wood. The only exception, the interior wood does not looked aged like the exterior. My questions for help - please.

My husband would like to use some of the wood to "panel" the living room of what will be our retirement cabin in the mountains. (It really is a cabin in the mountains) Does anyone know how we can do this ourselves? Since family built the barn and took it down; we would like family to put it up again. Silly, I know.

Secondly, please, some other ideas of what we can do with the rest of the wood does not look as aged.

Looking forward to your creative genius Because I am not.
Thanks, y'all
Misty
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  • Misty Misty on May 03, 2017
    *double walled. *wood that does not look as aged.
    apologize on errors.

  • Carol Carol on May 03, 2017
    Be sure and treat the wood for any bugs etc that might be hiding or living inside the wood. I have used vinegar to clean off old wood and liked the look of it afterwards.
  • Misty Misty on May 03, 2017
    Thanks Carol. We will definitely look into the treatment and I like the vinegar idea.
  • Gale O'Neal Gale O'Neal on May 04, 2017
    Use the newer looking wood for floors or deck.
  • Diane Matthews Harper Diane Matthews Harper on May 05, 2017
    Bleach will also "age the wood"
  • Gma Kirk Gma Kirk on May 05, 2017
    I have aged wood using with a home-made stain made by placing fine steel
    wool in a jar of vinegar, and letting it sit for a week or so, til it is dissolved into a rusty liquid. shake well and just wipe down the wood you want to age.
  • Misty Misty on May 05, 2017
    Thanks y'all. Gale, I am trying to convince handsome we have enough to do both the walls and the floor. He wants to get a professional to tell him though. Lol.
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