May 26, 2010

What Do You Think Of This Door?



This is a new finish treatment from one of our cabinet manufacturers, a local company named Hallmark Cabinets. When I first saw a small finish sample, I wasn't really impressed. But we just got a larger door sample last week, and I love it. The technique is a wire-brush technique. Just like it sounds, they run each piece of the frame through a machine that uses a wire brush to texture the top part of the wood or veneer, and then they finish the door in whatever stain, paint, or glaze is specified. The resulting product is very dramatic due to the added texture and the way the light is reflected from the surface.



My only concern? How difficult will it be to clean all those tiny grooves? Maybe I should only focus on selling this to people with housekeepers.