The art of antiquing wood is done by steel brushes, where you remove the soft wood from the wood and leave the hard wood intact. The soft wood are the summer wood and the hard wood is the winter wood. Picture a tree going faster in the summer time making the grain structure softer and slower in the winter time making it harder.
Here are the product for doing it your self
Antiquing wood steel brush head
This product is sold in our web store and it attaches to a 1/2″ drill chuck so you can run it in a drill. We also offer air tools in our web shop for doing this work but sometimes a small head to attach to your own drill makes the work easier when its just a small job that needs to be done.
Antiquing wood look
As can be seen in this small sample what the steel brushes do are making linear lines in the wood to make the wood look old. The longer the tool is used over the wood the deeper the groves in the wood will get. After using the steel brushes a clean up process with flap wheel abrasives brushes are recommended.
Clean up Antiquing wood
The same head that you are using the steel brushes on can take an attachment for clean up brushes as seen in this picture.
The flap wheels with brushes and abrasives in a p150 will do a good job getting the wood smooth again after the Antiquing wood process and the wood part is now ready for stain color or sealer.
If you are in the market for Antiquing wood in small scale or bigger scale you have come to the right place. We make the rustic sanding machine in all different sizes, example below for a flooring manufacture in USA.