Techniques for aging wood

Give wood an aged look with these easy treatments

By Raj ChaudhryRaj Chaudhry

Go ahead—you can replace that bad board in your weathered grey boathouse, deck, or shed without the new one looking like an obvious fix. Try these time-tested techniques to “age” new wood. Before you commit, test a sample first. And, for a more even finish, sand the end grain and any extra-rough patches where colourants will collect.

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Southern yellow pine

Pressure treated (ACQ) southern yellow pine treated with tea stain and an iron and vinegar solution.


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