Sample weathered decking

Discussion in 'Weathering Forum' started by railBuilderdhd, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. railBuilderdhd

    railBuilderdhd Member

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    I've weathered some decking for a pier I'm building and I would like to know what you think of my weathering of the wood. I've mix all my own colors and I've used a/i wash. This sample deck is a small area on the Campbell pier kit and I'm almost all the way done with the weathering of the deck but this is the only section I've completely finished.

    Dave

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  2. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    That looks real good..!! How did you manage to get so many different shades with the one wash..?
  3. BillW

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    You did an incredible job weathering the decking! I've build a number of wooden and paper structures and I mix my own weathering dyes too. To represent graying wood, I mix black and brown leather dyes with alcohol. I found it necessary to mix the two shades as straight black tends to have a bluish cast when thinned. I don't really have a standard way of mixing the stuff, but usually I start with a pill bottle full of rubbing alcohol. I then slowly add drops of either dye until a test pieces matches what I had in mind. To make car floors and other decking look really weathered, I scratch in grain with a razor saw. What really appeals to me with your work is the fading from newer to rougher wood. Keep it up!

    -Bill
  4. doctorwayne

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    The selection of colours and the varying intensities really look good, Dave. :thumb::thumb:

    Wayne
  5. railBuilderdhd

    railBuilderdhd Member

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    Thanks for the kind word all. Basically the way I did the weathering was in many steps. First a coat of A/I wash then white (a color I mixed for the silver gray color) and more A/i Washes for some boards to get the different color boards. I'm going to post a How-to on my site when I'm done.
    Dave
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Terrific weathering job!
    Ralph
  7. cnw1961

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    Looks fantastic :thumb::thumb::thumb:.
  8. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

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    No criticism what-so-ever. Looks great.
  9. e-paw

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    :mrgreen: :thumb: Nice :thumb: :mrgreen:
  10. railBuilderdhd

    railBuilderdhd Member

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    Thanks for all the nice comments all.
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    That looks great! Really great. The variation in the wood lengths and colors works really well. My compliments.
  12. railBuilderdhd

    railBuilderdhd Member

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    Here is an update to the dock project I'm working that the earlier posting was a sample of:

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    I still have much more to build and I really need to think about where I want to put this when it's done. This model is built from the Campbell kit but I built this one from scratch and still have the kit to do again later. I wanted to try my hand on my own wood before I did the kit to learn about how to work with wood.

    Thanks for looking and any comments
    Dave
  13. doctorwayne

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    Looks to me like you learned pretty well. ;):-D

    Wayne
  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW that looks REALLY good!!! :thumb: :thumb: Very Impressive work :thumb: :thumb:
  15. railBuilderdhd

    railBuilderdhd Member

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    Thanks guys! All I can say is I'm having a great time!
  16. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Doing GREAT work and HAVING FUN at the same time, its a win win and thats what this hobby is all about, having fun :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Keep up the good work Dave :thumb: :thumb:
  17. railBuilderdhd

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    Here is an update to what I got done this weekend. I still have a lot to do but this is after about 6-8 hours of work.

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    Thanks for looking and always I like to know what you think.

    Dave