Looks like the old thread got lost in the board outage earlier this year. We were getting some pretty good tips and pics in that thread. I thought maybe I'd start it up again with another project. Here's a quick look at that original project of the wall & flooring..... Anyhow, I was posting about a stone wall project and hardwood flooring install that I had going on at the time. While that's all long since been completed, I'm now finally getting around to working on trim. The hickory hardwood flooring that we had installed was distressed wood. Imperfections, wood knots, saw marks and the like. It turned out real well, just like we had wanted. Now, I'm trying to do the same thing to the trim that I'm about to start installing. I don't have any kind of background in doing this type of thing so I rely on YouTube videos and the like. There is a lot of great info out there. I'm using pine because it's soft, cheap & easy to mark up to give more of a distressed look. I'm getting some of the wood from Home Depot & Lowes. Here's a pic of the wood in it's original state..... I'll have to take some pics of the actual process a little later but basically I beat the hell out of the wood with various tools that I have laying around. I smack the wood with an old handle with screws sticking out of it. I then hit it with some Channel Locks, needle nose pliers, crescent wrench, and whatever else I can find. Once I strike the wood with all of those tools, I then use a drill with a brass wire brush attachment hitting the wood at a 45 degree angle both to the left and then the right. It creates scratches in a couple different directions. Again, I'll have to get some pics of the wood in that state. The pics below are after all of those things were performed. Last night I applied stain to nine of the boards in preparation of trimming out the kitchen doors/windows this weekend. There are a couple pics that show the same wood in a much darker view. It's the same wood under different light. I can't wait to get this installed this weekend.