Imitating Deeply Weathered Grain On Pine?


From original questioner:

I've received a request to provide some flat-stock 4/4 trim to be used around bathroom mirrors, baseboard, and perhaps to trim out a few doors.

The customer likes the open-pored, deeply weathered look of pine decking. I know how to get the color with appropriate use of stains.

What I'm not sure on is how to take fresh 4/4 pine stock and get that deeply weathered texture without killing myself in labor or chemical costs. I'm open to suggestions on this. I've gotten a similar effect on red oak for cerused finish, but that was a lot of sore shoulder.

Second question. Would southern yellow pine be more appropriate since it seems to have a more dramatic difference between the earlywood and latewood?

From contributor Sh

I did a pie safe years ago where I soaked the pine in water then dried it out with a torch and soaked and dried again a second time. I think I done it all in one day so maybe 4-6 hours soaking in water before drying then repeat. I remember the grain got really wavy and the wood was slightly scorched as was my intention. I used SYP and it turned out well. Try it out on a sample piece.

From contributor Ke

another suggestion may be wire brushing.

From contributor Da

Use a small sandblaster, make sure you blow the parts off well before using any cutting tools

From contributor A.

From contributor MI

I remember seeing a article where a guy took some boards to the grain elevator and held them under the trailers as they were dumping corn
into the troughs below,very cool look...

From contributor CW

wire wheel on a table saw on flat pieces before machining and a grinder with wire wheel on the rest. sand blasting works but man what a mess.

From contributor Ma

It would be nice if we had 24" wide wire brushes that would fit our drum sander lol.