Rustic bookcase – Give a new shelf in a rustic look to fit in with western decor or country by using some techniques antiques. For best results, work with a shelf made of solid wood. Plywood and particleboard shelves the anguishing processes are not presented well and are not as durable.
Making a rustic bookcase style. Remove the contents of the library and clean the shelf under running water. Allow to dry before continuing. Highlight the shelf gently hitting with a hammer, chain or chisel. Make marks on the wood where the bookseller would naturally dents in time, as the edges and corners. Do not overdo it. Step back occasionally and look at the wood to make sure he is not looking too beat up.
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Making a rustic bookcase, arena shelf with fine sandpaper to get rid of plastic debris and prepare for staining. Wash the dust with a damp cloth or vacuum the surface. Apply a natural spot at the library with a rag. Rub the stain in the direction of the wood grain. Leave the stain on for 5 minutes, and then rub the excess with a clean cloth. Use a stain showing knots and wood grain. A transparent or semi-transparent stain works well and is available in subtle shades of color. Allow the stain to dry completely before using the shelves – up to 24 hours.