Finishing Techniques

Provincial kitchen cabinets in Quartersawn Oak

Finishing Techniques

Emphasize Your Style

Dwelling captures your personal style with cabinet finishing techniques that add dimension to your design. Choose the one that sets the stage for your home.

Antiquing
Close-up of cabinet door with antiquing finishing technique applied

Antiquing offers the feeling of natural wear on wood from years of use. Dwelling craftsmen and women achieve that look by lightly sanding over the profiles, as well as adding the appearance of worm holes, light dents, and chiseling with randomly scraped profiles before finishing.

Vintage Touch
Close-up of cabinet door with vintage touch finishing technique applied

Vintage Touch is a heavier version of Antiquing, plus adds other effects such as sand-over of profiles, grey toned edging, and black speckling. Due to the random placement of the effects, every door will be unique and may not receive every detail in order to create the look of a well-loved heirloom.

Brushed Finishes
Cabinet doors with brushed finishing technique applied

Brushed finishes are hand applied over paints or stains and allow beautiful expression that can run the gamut from weathered and aged looks to a sleek contemporary feeling, depending on the chosen combination.

Iced Top Coat (DC Series Only)
Cabinet door with iced top coat applied

Subtle opalescence gives a unique shimmer to cabinetry, transforming any finish, glaze or paint. Make sure to ask your Dwelling Designer to see an actual sample to appreciate the full effect of the beauty.

Finishes with Special Effects
Close-up of cabinets with a special effect finish

Dwelling has carefully considered door style, stain color and glaze pairing along with various other special effects resulting in a dramatic presentation that represents the possibilities that we offer. See your Dwelling Designer for more!