1st time to post. This site has kept my attention for several weeks now!
I make primitive type furniture for my wife to resell in her antique booth. Normally I paint the item, sand the edges down so it looks worn, then run some oil based stain over it.
However, I have been looking for a way to make new pine boards look like antique. I know about distressing them, but how do I get the aged color into the wood?
I am working on a chimney cabinet right now and have some boards that I pulled from a barn that I am using for the back. I just finished sanding and put a coat of amber shellac on it.
Here's a picture of what I am talking about.