I am wanting to make some barnwood picture frames and also a
photographic set using aged/weathered wood. I would like to use it
relatively fast so just leaving the wood outside probably would not
work. I specifically need a fence section that looks weathered. As
for the picture frames, what kind of wood should I use and is there a
process to weather that wood as well as the fence. Thanks for the
Use cedar for the frame and spray on a dilute solution of iron sulfate, the
iron sulfate comes from nurseries. If you want to really make it an
authentic look, add a little raw umber tint to the iron solution. That's
the way we did it in the movie industry.
There is a solution available in hobby shops called "Weather-it" that
will do the job. Don't know what quantities it's available in, but
perhaps you could try some and see. Not terribly expensive and they also
make a "blacken-it" for metal.
"The measure of a man is what he will do
At the risk of being horribly obvious, let me ask if you've
considered loading up some nice clean 1x lumber and a box of 10d
nails, driving to a farm with old outbuildings, and offering to
trade the new wood and nails for the same number of old weathered
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