Site with lots (I mean LOTS) of plans for build it yourself. This lady is very good at teaching women to use power tools. Lots of practical designs. Guess I'll have to ask for power tools for my birthday so I can build something!
To give new wood an aged look, use a vinegar and steel wool solution to oxidize the wood. The vinegar that has had steel wool soaking for several days, reacts with the tannins in the wood and gives it a dark gray weathered look.
Using black paint, a glazing medium and a few drops of water, you can create a dark, antiqued effect in the cracks and corners of your piece. Supplies The Recipe The first step is to mix your glazing solution. Use equal parts of glazing medium and black