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Watch more Great Craft Ideas videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Age wood using common household objects, coffee, and stain. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Lye is a hazardous chemical. Never mix lye with aluminum. Wear safety glasses, chemical-resistant gloves, and a vapor-resistant mask when using lye. Step 1: Distress the wood Distress the wood by beating the surface with a chain, rock, keys, or other implement that will scar the surface. Tip Lye will also change wood's color, texture, and appearance, but is caustic and can cause chemical burns. Step 2: Sand wood Sand the wood lightly to smooth any rough spots. Step 3: Brush on coffee or tea Brush on coffee or tea with a paintbrush to add a patina to the wood surface. Aged wood typically has dark spots from handling and air exposure. Step 4: Rub in dirt or coffee grounds Rub dirt or coffee grounds into the wood surface once it has dried completely. This further accentuates the distressed areas in the wood. Step 5: Brush on stain Brush on wood stain with a clean paintbrush. Step 6: Brush on lacquer Apply a coat of lacquer using a clean paintbrush after allowing stain to dry completely. The lacquer seals the wood and gives a finished look. Did You Know? Did you know? In 2008, Scientists in Sweden identified a 9,500-year-old spruce as the world's oldest living tree.
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