Prized for its unique look and strength, all the exposed pieces of solid-wood furniture are made of the same species of all-natural wood.
Adding dimension, color, character and smoothness to the wood, a multi-step finishing process also preserves the wood's natural beauty. This wonderfully enhancing process is highly desirable, and found in the finest furniture.
Antiqued technique creates a handsome, vintage, timeworn look on new furniture by applying a coat of stain and allowing it to dry completely. The stain is then removed from selected areas, usually edges and corners, using fine-grit sandpaper giving it a faded appearance.
As resilient as our wood pieces can be, they still require protection and care to safeguard their timeless beauty.
Produced during the natural growth of a tree, knots are prized for the visual interest and unique detail they give each piece of furniture. These darker areas appear as a pattern in wood grain when it's sliced and are not always smooth on the surface. The cracks, holes and impressions are an integral part of solid-wood's look and are sealed for protection for many years of wear and use.
Reproducing what looks like years of dings and dents, this process is done by hand to make physical impressions in the wood.
To create a worn effect, this technique employs a shaping tool that is run along edges and corners.
Small holes are made to emulate these ravages of time by using a tool with thin rods tipped with a round metal ball.
This technique brings more depth to grain patterns by using a small brush with a very dark stain to put random short dark lines or curves on the surface.
Enhancing the grain pattern of underlying coats, this method uses sandpaper or wool to gently rub away some of the topcoat on edges, carvings and other areas.