I’ve salvaged some boards and beams that have been aging out of doors in Albuquerque, NM for over 50 years. After clearing out the rot and the termite worn areas, I managed to build a nice mortise and tenon jointed table. The silver grey oxidized surface looks great but the cut ends of the exposed tenons reveal bright new wood color.
I’ve tried thin washes of grey wood stain and even tried to soak wood in the sun with high nitrogen grass fertilizer. No luck or a contrived look. What can I use to instantly antique these fresh cuts?