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Distressed/Rustic/Hand Scraped Hardwood?

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Although I have no specific project immediately in mind  I am always on the look out for distressed/rustic/scraped hardwood or even laminate and engineered options. None of the big box guys ever seem to have much to offer in this respect. I've tried poking around the internet and have never had much luck and there is usually a large premium attached to anything I do find. I know my parametres leave it open to wide variety but I am open to any suggestions when it comes to a rustic/worn look.  I'm up in Ontario Canada if that helps.  Aslo open to reclaimed rustic flooring for a reasonable price.

Any suggestions?


Buy a barn. (post #191256, reply #1 of 3)

Buy a barn.

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

I have distressed wood by (post #191256, reply #2 of 3)

I have distressed wood by charring it with a torch and then wire brushing off all the charred wood.  A coat of satin varnish really brings out the look.

These guys do some neat (post #191256, reply #3 of 3)

These guys do some neat stuff. It is pine what is going to happen if you damage it, make it more rustic?