November 13, 2021

Achieving a White-Washed Farmhouse Look

I found this project to be super inspiring! Magically turning the most inexpensive douglas fir from Home Depot into an incredible farmhouse table, perfect for this show home or yours!



1.] PREP
If you're looking to replicate this beautiful weathered look, you'll need to start with douglas fir. Our beams were rough sawn (textured) so they didn't need sanded. If your project is smooth wood, then give it a quick sand with 80 grit before staining.

Choose you wood stain color. This company went with Weatherwood' Savage stain- that's the top option of the photo.

Stain wood using a large paint brush. You want to really drench the wood. That's all you have to do, just let the wood stain absorb into the wood. Douglas fir is very very sappy. Reactive wood stain will not react with sap, because there are no tannins in sap. That means, if you get any sap spots you'll need to re-sand those and then stain them again.

The White Maintenance Oil + Salvage will give you a really cool look. It can be brushed or ragged on- here they applied it to the raised edges of the wood to create the look of patina.

Just brush on, allow to sit 5-10 minutes (longer for lighter shade) and then wipe back!

Seal Weatherwood products with 2-3  coats of Weatherwood Varnish for superior protection. 

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I hope you'll follow along on our awesome adventures abroad and of course more fantastic projects to come! Save 10% on Weatherwood products with code: WELCOME10.

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