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Hi,

I don't know if you can help me or not but we were given old bookcases that are maple but I am looking for more of a rustic look. Am I able to strip & stain them a different color?  

Thanks,

Erin

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Dear Erin,
   I have seen people use chains to beat the wood with. Here are some links that might help.

Copy and paste these links into your browser.
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/ww_other/article/0,2049,DIY_14443_2273550,00.html
http://www.doityourself.com/furniture/paintedtable.htm
http://forum.doityourself.com/archive/index.php/t-18831.html
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/crafting/article/0,,HGTV_3352_1398614,00.html

Hope these helps. Good Luck.

Rachel Mallon
RMdecor
http://rmdecor.tripod.com

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I will answer any questions concerning interior design and decorating. I can help with color, furniture placement, material choices, and much more. I am more than happy to help people. Please email me with questions and concerns. Decorating may not be as easy as it looks and with a little help from me you can improve your living space. Check out my decorating blog Room in a Book Blog
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