- 13 1″ x 6″ x 72″ Blue Stain Pine T&G Siding ($3.92 each / Home Depot)
- 6 1″ x 4″ x 96″ Select Pine Boards
- 6 1″ x 2″ x 96″ Select Pine Boards
- 1.25″ Finishing Nails
- 8 x 1.25″ Gold FIN/Trim Head Screws (T-10 Star Bit Included / Home Depot)
- Wood Glue
- Tape Measure
- Sand Paper
- 45 Deg. Chop Saw (optional)
- White Vinegar
- Steel Wool
- 2 Mason Jars with Lids
- Paint Brush
Achieve the perfect Barn Wood Stain and skip the harsh chemicals. Fill a mason jar with white vinegar and add one steel wool sponge. Close the lid and wait 24-48 hours. Over time the vinegar will break down the steel wool fibers and the liquid will become a rusty orange color.
In the second mason jar, fill the container with 1 part water, 1 part rusty vinegar solution. Make sure to wear gloves and remove all jewelry. Apply the solution to the wood with a paintbrush. Repeat until the desired color is achieved.
This process is called Wood Oxidizing. Not only does it look beautiful, but it also creates a protective water resistant seal on the wood.
The trick, that you might not read on other blogs, is to mix in water. This creates a beautiful grayish brown finish and is a useful tool for controlling the stain color.