How to Make New Wood Look Old

Where's old, chippy and aged wood when you need it? I made my own using new cedar boards attached together and finished with translucent gray stain and lightly dry brushing them with black acrylic paint. I created a sample board using different combinations of stains and paints to figure out what I wanted the end result to look like before hand.
My media center with rustic decor.
Sample board that I made to determine the finish I wanted for my aged wood.
Attaching several boards together to create my aged wood backdrop
I used a rasp to take the "new wood" look from the boards.
My "old" new wood.
Suzy @ Worthing Court Blog
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  • Great tips! Im going to have to save this for later!

  • Flu244800 Flu244800 on Oct 14, 2013
    That is absolutely beautiful! My Husband and I have been collecting wood from around the neighborhood that people have been throwing away for some time now. This looks like a great idea to make from our collected wood!! Last thing we made was a cat climbing tree of sorts that would probably sell at pet smart for at least a couple of hundreds of dollars and the great thing is you can still keep adding to it!