Specialty Finishes

Specialty Finishes

We offer a wide variety of specialty finishes, many that can be combined together to make your furniture or barn door not just unique, but one of a kind!

Chipped and Two Color Chipped

Chipping is a technique we use to make a piece appear to have paint peeling away and/or chipping off in spots. This method can be used over natural wood, stained wood or painted wood. It is best to use a contrasting color when choosing this finish. For example, a light colored paint chipped to reveal a dark color underneath or a dark colored paint chipped to reveal a light color underneath.


A distressed finish is a finish with dents, cracks, splits, gouges and worm holes in the wood. Distressing creates an aged, salvaged, reclaimed look on new wood and it is a favorite technique here in our shop and it is often combined with a rubbed finish. Best used on stained and not painted wood or painted wood that will also be glazed.

Dry brushed

This technique involves lightly brushing paint over bare or stained wood, accentuating the high points to create a soft, feather like effect.


Rubbed finishes are created by removing the top layer of stain or paint to reveal the finish underneath. In most cases, edges are rubbed through to wood for a natural, time-worn look. Other options include a two color rub whereby the top layer is rubbed through to the colored layer underneath.

Specialty Finish Samples are available to order at $15 for three. Here is the link to order:

Stains, Dyes, And Paints Add-on Specialty Finishes Table Top Options Wood Types