Whenever reclaimed wood is cut down or sanded, the original weathered look is taken away in the process. To get that charm back, you can age the wood in one of several different ways. This also works on brand new lumber that you want to appear older than it really is. Here are 5 ways to age wood for a weathered look!
To replicate knicks, scratches, and normal wear-and-tear, mechanical distressing is entirely possible and will achieve the old look you want. Use an old framing blade to create a rough-sawn look on the surface of the wood.