John & Cindy

08:20AM | 02/15/03
Member Since: 02/14/03
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We're building a very rustic log home. We're also building our own front door of 2" thick hickory. We'd like to distress this door to look very worn and used, with the look of a 150 year old door. We'd appreciate any ideas on how to attain this look. Everything we've seen is just too soft. Thanks for any assistance.


05:50PM | 02/16/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Combination of chains, random orbit sander, torch, and wire brush wheel.

Mark Hammond

02:19PM | 02/19/03
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Don't forget the ever popular heads of lit cigarettes. Just let them sit for a second and then change their posotion.....MJH


06:05PM | 02/26/03
Member Since: 02/22/03
23 lifetime posts
You can get a bicycle chain-- the small ones you had in elementary school-- place it on top of the door and hit it lightly with a hammer.


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