How Finishes Beautify Custom Wood Furniture

Custom wood furniture is a fine addition to any home, thanks to its sturdy material and gorgeous wood grain. Wood finishes enhance the overall look of a piece, depending on what kind of effect you’re attempting to achieve. Woodcraft Furniture discusses how various finishes turn custom wood furniture into items that fit anywhere into your home.

Paints

Paints for custom wood furniture come in a wide range of shades, from white and gray to red and blue. Manufacturers can mix a rainbow of colors into paints that match, complement, or contrast your current ensemble. A cheery red color stands out from beige walls or tan carpet. Grey complements other neutral shades, such as brown, navy blue, white, and black.

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Stains

Stains combine with lacquer or urethane to bring out the natural beauty of custom wood furniture while giving it a sheen that protects the wood. Stains come in very light hues to give a piece a hint of color. Mahogany or cherry stains turn wood a vibrant shade of brownish-red. Chocolate brown looks just like the shade of an ordinary candy bar.

Glazes

Glazes add layers on top of paint or stain on custom wood furniture. Unlike paint or stain, a glaze takes longer to dry so furniture makers have more time to work with it. A glaze may lighten, darken, or alter the color beneath it while producing a gorgeous sheen. Like ordinary paint, manufacturers can tint a glaze to achieve any shade you wish for matching, contrasting, and complementing what you have on hand.

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Distressing

Distressing on custom wood furniture happens thanks to two layers of color. The bottom layer of color absorbs into the bare wood. The top layer may contrast the bottom layer for the distressing to come through. A complementary or matching color downplays the distressed look. After the top coat dries, furniture makers use sandpaper to remove some of the color to achieve an aged or worn appearance. You get a brand-new piece of furniture that looks like it’s been in your family for generations.

Custom Wood Furniture from Woodcraft Furniture

The craftspeople at Woodcraft Furniture utilize more than 100 types of stains, paints, glazes, and distressing to achieve almost any effect you want for custom wood furniture. Stop by one of our showrooms to see beautiful dining sets, entertainment centers, and dressers. Or, contact us to see what furniture we can craft for your home.