THE FIRST STEP
As I mentioned in our "A Fine Finish Is Just The Beginning" blog post finish is the lifeblood of any custom cabinetry project. However, the first and most important step to a great finish is great sanding. Random Orbital Sanders are used for larger areas while different techniques are used for "harder to reach" spots. RPM's and paper is also specified for each application.
Special "Old World" looks follow a different process and require a creative eye. Antique distress finishes have a combination of some or all of the following techniques:
- ding and dent marks created by using a distressing chain
- wormholes created by using an Awl
- knife cuts
- wear marks created with a wood rasp
One of our most labor intensive styles is the dry brush look. In addition to the antique distress options, heavy wear marks created using a wood rasp and plenty of force set this look apart.
ENSURING THE HIGHEST QUALITY
Our sanding department is also responsible for spotting any checks or machine marks before the job moves on to the next step. Sanding parts individually allows our craftsmen to conduct a hands-on inspection of each and every piece they touch. Painstaking efforts are taken to ensure irregularities such as grain raise, checks and open joints are found and corrected before finish is applied.
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