Hand scraped look

Q: We bought a house that has glue down hardwood floors, but I would prefer the handscraped look. Can we do this ourselves and how?

A: I have seen a few pictures of this look. I chuckle, because I have worked hard all these years to get as far away from that look as possible, and now I find out people are making good money creating this look. Go figure.

I guess you rent a machine and do the most terrible job you could do, with a rough abrasive. Leave lots of marks, gouges, etc. and presto, you have your rough floor. My supplier sells these floors already pre hacked.