Finishing Options

Distressing Options

Distressing treatments are used to create a look of aged cabinetry that has withstood years of everyday use and abuse. Each of our four major distressing elements are available a la carte. You can isolate a single feature or combine multiple features to create a customized distressing package. 

1. Nicks and impressions

2. Rasp marks 

3. Razor cuts and cut joints 

4. Wormhole clusters and worm tracks

Pinstripe Glazes

Pinstripe glazes enhance the contours of doors and accessories while leaving the base color intact.

Unitone Finish

Unitone offers customers a subdued version of the rustic, weathered look created by Conestoga’s Heirloom finish treatment. This finish is a combination of a single coat of Colourtone and a glaze that allows wood grain to telegraph through the surface coating, which is then highlighted with a glaze application.

Unitone finishes are available on rustic and standard grades of alder, cherry, hard maple and red oak, and it includes an optional glazing step using Coffee, Onyx or Pewter glaze. Other available options include: Antiquing • Wear sanding • Distressing.

The enhanced grain telegraphing created by Unitone is most prominent on end grain and is highlighted by Coffee, Onyx or Pewter glaze. The finish creates a slightly dramatically different look when applied each type of wood. For customers looking for prominent telegraphing, the effect is most pronounced on oak, but also has visible effect on the cherry and alder wood substrates.