Distressing (Antiquing) on Cabinet Doors and Wood Components

Distressing (Antiquing) is the art of making new products appear aged or weathered. At WalzCraft we use various tools and methods to intentionally add different textures and marks to Cabinet Doors, Drawer Fronts and other Cabinet Components, giving them a well-worn antique look that adds character and charm to any space.

WalzCraft Distressing Options

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Simulated Distressing

Simulated Distressing

Simulated Distressing options are individually chosen in a Light or Heavy pattern and are placed randomly on the face of the product to give an aged appearance. The options available for Simulated Distressing are Screw Impressions, Nail Impressions, Wear Marks, Nicks, Wormholes, Cracks, Rasp Marks, Orbital Waves, and Dents. All options are available on solid wood slab and raised panel doors, flat panel doors and moldings.

Wear Marks are the only option offered on products made with MDF, as this material has tendency to fracture.

Selecting a Glaze to complement your finish will enhance the distressed detail.

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Renaissance Distressing

Renaissance Distressing

Renaissance Distressing is a “Look” that gives an aged or antique appearance to solid wood components. This heavily distressed “Look” is much more pronounced than Simulated Distressing and is achieved by using tools such as an orbital sander, chisel, putty knife, razor, rasp, claw and hammer, placed randomly on the face of the product.

When ordering Renaissance Distressing, you are choosing the “Look” as an entire package.

These options cannot be selected individually.

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TexGrain (Wire Brush) Distressing

Renaissance Distressing

TexGrain (Wire Brush) Distressing is created by running a wire brush over the surface of Solid Wood or MDF. This technique removes some of the soft fibers creating a richly textured surface that you can both see and feel.

When applied to Solid Wood, TexGrain Distressing opens and enhances the wood grain leaving the remaining wood with a rustic or weathered look. This option is available on all grades and cuts of the following Wood Species: Alder, Cherry, Hickory, Pine, Poplar, Red Oak, White Oak and Walnut.

When applied to MDF, this distressing method results in more evenly distributed texture due to the uniform surface of the material.

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Rotary Mill Mark Distressing

Renaissance Distressing

Rotary Mill Mark Distressing is an easy way to achieve the popular weathered barn wood “look” without having to worry about the strength or quality of the end product.

When applied to Solid Wood, Rotary Mill Marks leave the impression of rough circular sawn lumber that is often seen in reclaimed wood. This distressing method is applied prior to assembly to ensure no two pieces are the same, making the finished product truly one-of-a-kind.

Products are available unfinished or prefinished with our Wiping, Spray No Wipe and Combination Stains, or our SolidTone WoodGrain Finish. Add one of our glazing options to enhance the texture.

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