| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:43 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:31 pm 
Offline
Venomous Head of Veganism
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:21 pm
Posts: 8586
I need weathered wood to use as a surface in food photography. I've been to a million thrift stores, junkyards, salvage shops, you name it! It's almost impossible to find a nice piece of wood. I'm looking for chipped paint or just beautiful old wood.

So does anyone happen to know someone who specializes in refurbished furniture? I don't know, someone who lives with the stuff and might be willing to sell me some.

Yours,
Seeking Wood

_________________
"You guys are a little bit fast to identify as not-mumbles. " ~ mumbles


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:56 pm 
Offline
Discovered unobtainium
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:21 pm
Posts: 11994
Location: Dinosaur Stampede
I drive by a farmhouse that has a sign out front saying the guy will build picnic tables to order.

If you could find someone like him, maybe in Craigslist, they could prepare something for you.

There are lots of ways to give a piece of wood a faux finish. Maybe they could cut a piece at Home Depot and you could do a stain/distress cycle on it?

I don't know how it is done (other than using the RL kit) but when they sold Ralph Lauren paint, they used to have denim finish paint that would give a rustic, weathered beach boardwalk type look for your walls. If you can find someone that sells the Ralph Lauren paint, you can usually buy the samples for $5, which would be plenty.

_________________
"This is the creepiest post ever if you don't know who Molly is." -Fee
"a vegan death match sounds like something where we all end up hugging." -LisaPunk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:38 pm 
Online
Queen Bitch of Self-Righteous Veganville
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:21 pm
Posts: 10317
Location: Illinoize
IsaChandra wrote:
Seeking Wood


Sayin'.

_________________
"The Tree is His Penis"

The tree is his penis // it's very exciting // when held up to his mouth // the lights are all lighting // his eyes start a-bulging // in unbridled glee // the tree is his penis // its beauty, effulgent -amandabear


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:01 pm 
Offline
Has it on Blue Vinyl
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:31 pm
Posts: 2134
Location: 510
Dear Seeking Wood,

My apologies, but I think every old barn in the Nebraska has been dismantled and sent to my state to build coffee tables.

Yours,
California Bougie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:02 pm 
Online
Queen Bitch of Self-Righteous Veganville
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:21 pm
Posts: 10317
Location: Illinoize
I would put an ad on craigslist and see if anything comes of it.

_________________
"The Tree is His Penis"

The tree is his penis // it's very exciting // when held up to his mouth // the lights are all lighting // his eyes start a-bulging // in unbridled glee // the tree is his penis // its beauty, effulgent -amandabear


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:43 pm 
Offline
Naked Under Apron
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:09 am
Posts: 1786
Location: New Portleans
have you done a "chabby chic" search on ebay or etsy?
xo
kittee

_________________
Cake Maker to the Stars

pakupaku
XGFX: Vegan Gluten-Free Stuff
"Stupid society. I'm gonna go put on bikini kill."~Susie Tofu Monster
"Kittee is wise. Listen to Kittee."~Aruna--> the PPKr currently known as mumbaikar

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:07 pm 
Offline
Venomous Head of Veganism
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:21 pm
Posts: 8586
mrsbadmouth wrote:
I would put an ad on craigslist and see if anything comes of it.

You really don't understand Nebraska Craigslist. It's mostly mufflers and murderers.

_________________
"You guys are a little bit fast to identify as not-mumbles. " ~ mumbles


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:16 pm 
Offline
rowdily playing checkers
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:53 pm
Posts: 2987
Do you have any ore?

_________________
"Tits are inconsequential, but someone pass me that kitten" ~ papayapaprik√°s


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:18 pm 
Online
Queen Bitch of Self-Righteous Veganville
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:21 pm
Posts: 10317
Location: Illinoize
just mumbles wrote:
Do you have any ore?


I didn't think of this. Don't give her any wood, she's just trying to build the longest road so she can win!

_________________
"The Tree is His Penis"

The tree is his penis // it's very exciting // when held up to his mouth // the lights are all lighting // his eyes start a-bulging // in unbridled glee // the tree is his penis // its beauty, effulgent -amandabear


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:40 am 
Offline
Saggy Butt
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:47 pm
Posts: 291
Location: Arkham, MA
There's a tutorial here on making new wood look old, like lavawitch suggested.

http://www.younghouselove.com/2011/04/making-new-wood-look-old/

My father also used to have a bunch of old wood behind his barn and he was looking to get rid of it. I will ask him how much he has and get back to you if it's still available.

FYI: I'm pretty sure it's pine board (if that matters) and is definitely naturally weathered...it's just been sitting out there forever.

_________________
My Facebook | My (infrequently updated) Twitter


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:22 am 
Online
Queen Bitch of Self-Righteous Veganville
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:21 pm
Posts: 10317
Location: Illinoize
IsaChandra wrote:
mrsbadmouth wrote:
I would put an ad on craigslist and see if anything comes of it.

You really don't understand Nebraska Craigslist. It's mostly mufflers and murderers.


It can't hurt, right?

The only other thing I can think of that you didn't mention is estate sales/auctions.

_________________
"The Tree is His Penis"

The tree is his penis // it's very exciting // when held up to his mouth // the lights are all lighting // his eyes start a-bulging // in unbridled glee // the tree is his penis // its beauty, effulgent -amandabear


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:56 am 
Offline
Seagull of the PPK
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:46 pm
Posts: 7837
Location: Brasil
you COULD search for ruined barns..... but should you want to do it legally......

if you live out in Nebraska, search here by state. http://www.thebarnpages.com/BarnwoodForSale.cfm
found this:

barnwood for sale

City: fremont
County: saunders
State: NE
Zip Code: 68025
Barnwood Type: None Specified
Barnwood Species: None Specified
Quantity: a lot
Dimensions:
Price: $0
Contact: Jamie Email: jl@frontiercooperative.com Phone: 402-480-4899 cel
Website: none
Posted On: 03/05/2008
Description: We took down an old barn a few years ago and still have some of the wood (siding) available for sale. it would be great for decorating or for crafts. i did not put a price because i have no idea what it's worth. it has been under cover since we took the barn down.

_________________
Buddha says 'Meh'.--matwinser
I'm just a drunk who likes fruit. -- Desdemona


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:43 pm 
Offline
Saggy Butt
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:47 pm
Posts: 291
Location: Arkham, MA
Torque's suggestion might be the quickest/easiest way to get the weathered wood.

The wood I mentioned above is still there. I'm not sure what the easiest/best way to get it to you would be, though.

_________________
My Facebook | My (infrequently updated) Twitter


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:46 pm 
Offline
Has it on Blue Vinyl
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 2192
Location: Austin, TX
Put up a flyer at a feed store!

_________________
blarg Lazy Smurf's Guide to Life
twitter @veganLazySmurf
Pinterest


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:37 pm 
Offline
Because Bob Barker Told Me To
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:33 pm
Posts: 939
Location: East Van
Where abouts in Nebraska? If you don't need it immediately I know some people in Lincoln and Utica, but they tend to take a while to respond.

Edit: I actually just remembered the Lincoln people are in Turkey, but they will be returning sometime.

_________________
"I'm in your vagina, lurkin on your garlics!" - paprikapapaya
"My vagina won't even come to the table because she's out fighting crime under the name The Pink Boom." - idatetattooedguys


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Desperately seeking distressed wood
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:29 pm 
Offline
Tofu Pup
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:23 pm
Posts: 7
coming back to the east coast any time soon? i've seen a bunch of interesting driftwood washing up at the beach since irene. might be an odd thing to try to bring back on a plane though (if you're flying).


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer