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ShooterDK
09-27-2012, 7:28 PM
My daughter is getting married next spring. She is doing a "nostalgic" i.e. barn themed ceremony and is need of some old weathered wood for the reception. She needs 1x6's, 1x8's and maybe some posts. Old fence pickets will work, also.

If you have something that fits this bill please PM me. If you wish to donate, bless you. If you've got something to sell please let me know. :)

Dave

movie zombie
09-27-2012, 9:11 PM
dang, why didn't she get married two years ago?! my parents had old barn wood that they had to pay to have hauled away! within driving distance of you, too! i'll be out there saturday and will ask if they still have anything...don't think so, though.

oh, and congrats to your daughter and for having the sense to plan ahead for such a themed wedding! has she picked a venue?

Jeff Given
09-27-2012, 11:38 PM
Where are you located? My buddy got married up in redding at a place themed like this. Also down here in so call there is a place like it as well

ShooterDK
09-28-2012, 7:36 AM
dang, why didn't she get married two years ago?! my parents had old barn wood that they had to pay to have hauled away! within driving distance of you, too! i'll be out there saturday and will ask if they still have anything...don't think so, though.

oh, and congrats to your daughter and for having the sense to plan ahead for such a themed wedding! has she picked a venue?

Didn't your parents know I'd be needing this wood in the future? :D Oh well.

I appreciate you checking this weekend. I'll cross my fingers.

Here's her venue. The place is awesome and the people who run it are super nice:

http://www.taberranch.com/index.php?id=86

Dave

Ed_Hazard
09-28-2012, 7:49 AM
Are you looking for a more rustic used look, or the silvered out sun beaten look?

In case you cant find what your looking for, given you have some time until the actual date, their are some simple techniques you could do to "age" new wood.

ShooterDK
09-28-2012, 8:42 AM
^This is what she's hoping for.

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx17/dakas1/DSC_0158.jpg

How do you "faux" age wood?

ShooterDK
09-29-2012, 7:51 AM
Saturday bump

If you've got any old lumber sitting around the property please let me know.

kuletchi
09-29-2012, 9:13 AM
Well, if you were in SoCal, there's a place that sells used stuff like that. Kinda like a second hand store. It's in east l.a. area. Good luck sir! And congratulations.

Ed_Hazard
09-29-2012, 10:37 AM
^This is what she's hoping for.

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx17/dakas1/DSC_0158.jpg

How do you "faux" age wood?

You can accomplish that by applying a "stain" made by mixing steel wool and viniger and applying it after bathing the wood in a strong tea solution.

We used it in high school to make props. Their are many sites on the internet that cover the method, this one has the basics.

http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/how-to-age-wood-tutorial-guest-post-from-que-linda

You can rough up the wood by various techniques includeing hammering , useing a chain segment, selective sanding. Once again get creative and of course check the web for more hints and techniques.

http://theblissfulbeeblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-to-age-wood.html

http://miniatures.about.com/od/miniaturebasics/f/vinegarwood.htm

Good luck and keep us posted.

ShooterDK
09-29-2012, 1:00 PM
Thanks Ed! If I can't find any naturally weathered this may be the route to take. :)