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March 28, 2017

Turning Inexpensive Wood into Art

the woodstain is on fire and can be seen darkening woodgrain

Staining wood with fire to make cheap construction pine look more like antique reclaimed wood for pennies on the dollar.

Our new studio is coming along and we’re changing gears from moving and organizing into full on construction. This week we’re going to be building some beams for a few of the building projects and we’ll show you how to do it.

Step 1. Buy cheap framing pine boards in the needed dimensions.

photo of cheap framing pine wood

Step 2. Lightly sand and apply pre-stain.

Minwax Pre-Stain

Step 3. Apply generous amount of wood stain.

applying wood stain in thick coats

Step 4. Use a torch to start stain on fire and burn into wood.

A propane torch is used to start the wood stain on fire  the woodstain is on fire and can be seen darkening wood grain the wood stain is on fire and burning into board

Step 5. Add additional details and shading to woodgrain using propane torch. using a torch to burn woodgrain into board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6. Seal wood with antique wood finish.

Comparison of glossy finished wood to unfinished

Join us in the next installment where we mount these beams to the ceiling to make the coolest waiting room ever with hanging furniture.

How to use fire to stain inexpensive cheap construction pine look more like antique reclaimed wood the cheap and easy way.

 

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