I am doing an outdoor cooking area, and am going to make it in an old
western motif. A friend of mine has stacks and stacks of various one bys
and two bys that are off authentic old structures. It is piled in neat
rows, and has a greyish color on the outside, although it is not painted. I
am relatively sure it is all pine. Most of it is four to eight foot in
I will try to use full lengths, but I will need to cut some ends. Doing
this will reveal a different color. I want it all to match. What can I put
on it to get the newly revealed inner wood so that it will discolor to match
the outer weathered wood in color? Some type of chemical?
This webpage - http://tinyurl.com/2ncxr "Using ammonia to darken wood" has
instructions to fume wood. Oak is the best wood to fume, but this page also
describes the use of tannic acid to fume other species. Its a long
It a great project if you have the time. Most of the rest of us use this -
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For new work, I specify a mix of 50% Cabot's Grey Stain & 50% Cabot's Bleaching
This brings wood that would age at different rates to an even weathered grey.
You should be able to get small cans of each for a test.
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