What is "Distressed" Furniture?
The characteristics of distressing are commonly misinterpreted as damage.
Holes are often made to mimic the natural wormholes found in aged wood.
Scraping with a chisel, sanding edges, and added scratches give the appearance of a piece that has been handled over the years
Painting and glazing techniques create the worn antique look.
This technique imitates the natural aging process and wood grain.
Deconstructing marks intentionally made on the surface to create the look of natural wood damage.
A variety of techniques using paint, stains, and other products to create an aged look.
Important Points to Consider
• Finishes in a collection may not be a perfect match. For example, a bed and dresser may not have scratches and dents in the same patterns or locations. Most furniture distressing is done by hand, so each piece is unique.
• Your delivered piece may not look exactly like the piece on the floor or in a photo.
• Edges and surfaces may appear worn or scratched.
• The surface may not be entirely smooth. It may contain dents or knots.
• You may see scratches or variations in the grain.
• Staining and paint applications may vary.