To give the new wood and aged look, I used 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.
was old door - now kitchen island Great idea for using these terrific old, and very historical old doors. I have done this many times. As a matter of fact my kitchen table is made of an old door and I have a coffee table made of and old door. I love them!!