Wood Finishing There S Something About A Gracefully Aged Antique That Catches Your Eye Then Again Maybe It Only Looks Like An Antique Learn How To Add Decades Of Character In Just A Few Hours
Wood finishing there s something about a gracefully aged antique that catches your eye then again maybe it only looks like an antique learn how to add decades of character in just a few hours is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by philip with ID 1858370355 was uploaded on 20-01-2019 and has been viewed 61,679 times.
Adding Years of Patina.Overnight Photos by Marty Schlosser If you're like me and are willing to apply a bit of elbow grease and common sense, it's possible to turn a new piece of furniture you've recently made, or perhaps one you recently purchased, into a faux antique.
As long as you're honest and fess up to the fact, there's nothing wrong or unscrupulous about it.Come along with me as I add years of patina to a rocking chair I recently came across.Using the techniques I'll share with you, you'll be able to give any piece that 'aged graceful' look.
It's easier than you'd think.Step 1: Assessment.I started by setting the rocking chair on a plastic tarp, in a well let area of my workshop.After giving the chair a thorough cleaning with a turpentine-dampened rag, I assessed its current condition and made a few notes as I went along about how far back I could realistically have the piece appear and what work that would entail.
The near-perfect spindles told me it had been machine-made but I knew I could 'fix' that with a bit of judicious chisel work and sanding.The split-wedged tenon joinery it sported was as common...