Before anything else, here is a bit of a warning – achieving the reclaimed wood look isn’t a walk in the park. If this is something that you are going to try out for the very first time, then we highly recommend you to think again. However, here’s a look into how you need to go about it, wherein we will take a table for example:
- Begin with sanding
Before anything else, you need to grab your hands on a table and sand every single bit of the original finish off. What you basically need to do is make use of a palm sander and a belt sander. However, you may even make use of a chemical stripper.
- Distress it
Moving on, you need to distress it. There are countless elements that you can use in this regard but the best is a BBQ brush as per the best interior design companies in Dubai.
- Create dents
The best means of creating dents in furniture is by whipping it using a chain. Seriously, it works wonders. The best part is that its nuts and bolts are going to make sure that you do not formulate uniform dents. Do this all over the table or whatever bit of furniture you are using. To keep it natural, make sure that you don’t opt for uniform results.
- Make divets, chisel and create wormholes
In order to create divets, you basically need to make use of a hammer. Once done, chisel out all of the divets and cracks that you have created. To signify aging, use the chisel a bit over the feet as well. Moving on, get a board and hammer a few nails through it. These nails can now be used so as to hit the table and re-create wormholes.
- Stain it
Use a dark staining lotion and brush it over the furniture. Let it sit for a while, and once dry, sand it again. Apply the staining lotion once again and let it sit. In case the stain doesn’t sink in deep enough, paint it a dark colour. However, use a light hand to make sure that the wood grain shows through.
- Gloss it up
Now, grab a bit of rub-on poly and apply a few (around three) layers of it. Make sure that it is one that has a satin finish. However, do not make things too glossy or it would lose out on the rustic-looking finish that is necessary for the reclaimed wood look. If need be, hire a fit out company in Dubai to come up with ideas in this regard.