[quote=""Alexander""]Like that evil board, you need to find some of those old square nails to hang them on and make sure they are rusty
Good point. I'm not real happy with the hangers on either board. Square nails are a great idea. There are also some nasty looking hooks for attaching conduit to wood that might work: http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/Nail-Strap-3LR60
[quote=""Jamie Shakespeare""]Looking great there! If you wanna e xp eriment with either of the boards, or try this out on a scrap bit of wood first, burn the wood quite a bit (so its crackly on both sides - doing both will keep it flat) and then use a wire brush to scrape the crap off. what you will be left with is a lovely grained finish, and if you apply any wax over the top of this it will become quite smooth, and look great! just an idea
it will look like this, with every bit of grain raised and recessed http://www.realoakfloors.co.uk/unfinish ... ooring.php
Thought about doing that, but once I started burning the board, I liked the crackle effect of the burnt wood. It turned out too dark so I drybrushed it with grays to represent ash, but that was still to dark so it got additional paint.