Aging wood

CEFreemanJune 22, 2012

Hi again!

I've been taking apart my fence and using it for the ceiling under my back porch. It looks fabulous, and best of all it's that 4-letter F word: Free.

I am short a bit, however. I am not shy about buying another fence panel, but am of course looking around for any other weathered wood I can find.

I have been reading about weathering wood. It seems Cedar grays with a solution of baking soda and water.

I've read about steel wool in vinegar.

I am using pine.

Would the 1st method have the same result on this different wood?

The 2nd I've read grays things, but all the few pics I've seen simply darken oak beautifully. How does it respond on pine?

Any suggestions for speeding the natural graying of pine fencing?

Thank you! :)

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mary_ruth

I would check Craigslist first, there ought to be some weathered fence material out there already aged and done. The problem with pine is that it is not the same material so it will show up as different than the 'treated' fencing material. Good luck with your project, would love to see a photo!

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 12:23AM
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CEFreeman

I've been stalking Freecycle and CL, but so far no go in my area.
What do you mean with your second sentence?

>>The problem with pine is that it is not the same material so it will show up as different than the 'treated' fencing material.Same material as what?

Thanks,
Christine

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 9:14AM
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CEFreeman

You are NOT going to believe what I got today on CL!!!

A MAJOR fence company is getting rid of 6x6s because they're weathered. 6, 8, 10 and 12' long. $$ Eight dollars each $$

I have some $$ save which were to go to other bills, but I'm snagging several truck loads of them. My dream retaining walls, the pillars for my back porch and any old thing I please just became possible!

Just thought I'd share.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 5:09PM
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