FREE Woodworking Tips - Aging Wood Artificially - Woodworking Plans
As wood ages, the surfaces that are exposed to light and air tend to grow darker. (Only walnut and mahogany grow lighter.) This phenomenon helps to give antique furniture its lustrous patina. When making reproduction of antiques, you can create an artificial patina by applying a 10-percent solution of nitric acid (available from most chemical-supply companies). Let the acid soak into the surface of the new wood for several minutes, then warm it with a heat gun. As the temperature of the surface climbs, the wood will suddenly turn dark. Continue to apply heat until the wood surface is dried thoroughly. When applying the acid, be sure to wear rubber gloves and a full face shield. work outdoors or in a well-ventilated room. For more Woodworking Tips and Wood Plans be sure to check out Gold Country Woodworks at
Another NEW Wood Plan from our Wine Barrel Collection: the Wine Barrel Adirondack Chair
Every woodworker will have the most enjoyable woodworking experience in building our Green, Ergonomic Wine Barrel Adirondack Chair. One of the first things you will notice during construction is the very pleasant aroma of the wine from the barrel. Our Wine Barrel Adirondack Chair is one of the most comfortable wooden chairs that you will ever sit in. The curved back, the curved seat and the curved arms allows your body to actually mold to the chair. The chair provides maximum comfort combined with a high back design that creates a chair that is truly a joy to sit in. The Chair measures: 39" H x 30" W x 41" L.
The cost is only $15.95 + S&H. Go to http://www.gcwoodworks.com/wine-barrel-adirondack-chair-medium.htm to order or to see our full line of Wine Barrel Furniture. And while you are there don't forget to check out the Wine Barrel Adirondack Footrest, Table/Stool Woodworking Plans.