You can always age them with a small propane torch. I did that with some new 2x4's and it worked well. Just remember safety, do it outside and have a garden hose or extinguisher handy.Oh man I am looking for some rough old ones. All I can fin are the new nice ones. I like the old ones because they don't need to be aged. They can make some really cool old looking stuff if you find some well worn pallets.