Sun Mountain can "distress" new wood to give it a natural, antique look and feel. Our skilled artisans do this by hand, using a variety of old world tools. Distressing is particularly dramatic on our rustic (knotty) wood species, and our pre-finished glaze options beautifully highlight the warmth and character of the antiqued wood.
Our standard distress options for doors and mouldings include:
LIGHT DISTRESS is characterized by worm holes, scratches, and surface dents and dings over the face of the doors and trim.
MEDIUM DISTRESS includes LIGHT DISTRESS with additional planer chatter around knots and broken edges on panels and sticking.
ANTIQUE DISTRESS is MEDIUM DISTRESS on Plank Doors, with tear-out and broken edges on v-grooves (applies to Plank doors only).
HEAVY DISTRESS includes MEDIUM DISTRESS with a heavily planed and sanded, waved surface finish.
Our standard distress options for flooring include:
A gentle hand planing, resulting in a lightly foot worn look and feel. Light Texture has little or no tear out (i.e. planer "chatter," catching and tearing the grain or knots).
A deep hand planing, resulting in a wavy, undulating foot worn look and feel. Medium Texture has little or no tear out (i.e. planer "chatter," catching and tearing the grain or knots).
Medium Texture, with Tear Out
A deep hand planing resulting in a wavy foot worn look and feel, with the planer catching and tearing the grain or knots of the wood creating "chatter." This distress provides a beautiful and warm antique look to the wood.
Heavy Texture, With Tear Out
Sometimes described as "hand scraped" distressing. The wood is deeply and inconsistently scraped, with the scraping tools heavily catching and tearing the grain and knots of the wood, creating deep "chatter." This results in the pleasing appearance of maturity and heavy wear.
Wire brushes remove soft summerwood fibers, accentuating harder grains. This results in a gently worn texture with fine brush markings along the grain.
Sometimes called "hit and miss," Skip Planing is achieved by making a light pass with the planer over the wood, without planing the entire surface. This approach is often used on reclaimed lumber, to smooth the surface without removing all of the natural wear, saw marks and character. This distress beautifully highlights the grain, figure and patina of the wood.