Category: Furnishings

How to Make Plywood Look Like Whitewashed Beach Wood

How to Make Plywood Look Like Whitewashed Beach Wood

Anchors around the wall, rough-sawn trim and varnished pine furniture might characterize your beach-front lair, and weathered, driftwoodlike cabinets might be just the touch you need to fill out the image. It takes years of exposure to sunlight and water to provide beach hardwood its washed-out, whitish appearance, however, and it isn’t the type of …

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How to Pickle Finish Wood Paneling

How to Pickle Finish Wood Paneling

Pickling wood produces a whitish or grayish washed-out appearance, and it is an efficient way to brighten dark paneling that’s dominating a room and creating a somber atmosphere. The technique hearkens back to 16th-century Europe, when craftspeople infused wood furniture using caustic lime to maintain it. Modern pickling techniques use stains and pigments to simulate …

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