Quick question. Mt teak table has been scratched and bruised. I'm thinking about trying to make a wormhole effect over the whole thing.!? Anybody done this or anything like it? Any suggestions? Thanks to all who reply...
The only experience I have had with distressing wood was with a picture frame my Dad made years ago. He made a beautiful frame, then he laid it face down on the gravel driveway and ran over it with his truck. Sometimes the simple solutions are best!
I "distressed" a 4" wide pine mirror frame with a length of chain, a hammer and a judicious use of a chisel. Then I used a dark stain (without conditioning the wood). The final result looks, IMHO, pretty good. It's hanging in my living room.
Do you have an 11 year old boy handy? If so, give him some chain and a small hammer or something and turn your back for ten minutes. Or throw it in the back of a pick-up for a week or two. I've done both of these things and came out with a very natural distressing. Sand it to remove all the sharp edges and splinters and then oil the heck out of it.
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