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#1 posted 08-13-2018 03:56 AM

I’m pretty sure the gray doesn’t go very deep. Probably the action of UV, mostly. Of course you can make your own grayed boards, though they won’t have the weathered, beat up look the really old reclaimed boards will.

If you want an antique piece of furniture, you can either fake the aged look (there is now quite a body of literature on how to do this), or you can build it, let the kids work it over for 100 years, and then you really have an antique. Much of the antique look stuff you see now is pretty obviously faked. Is anybody (besides my mom) really fooled by that stuff?

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