Wood Mode Cabinetry

Distressing and finish options are intended to create an aged and well-worn look reminiscent of antique furnishings. For example, with Wood-Mode, physical distressing is available on Cottage, Heirloom Opaque, and Heirlook Stain finishes. Each package contains a specific combination of physical markings. These are complimented with special finish and distressing techniques.

Physical distressing includes dents and wear distressing, joint stress, and wood split distressing, worm holes, nicks, rasping, and rock distressing. The amount of each type of distressing will vary and will be in random locations. If you choose a light distressing package, the cabinet will exhibit a moderate application of these characteristics while a heavy distressing package will exhibit a greater occurrence of these characteristics.

Finish distressing includes the layering of finishes with random rub through of the predominant finish color exposing a base under color and/or the natural wood itself. All layers of rub through are protected with a clear, durable low-sheen topcoat of catalyzed finish. A glaze application further enhances the aged look.


Distressing & finish options

Light Distressing – click to enlarge



 finish options

Heavy Distressing – click to enlarge

Before you purchase, we recommend you view several door styles so that you may better understand and appreciate the effect various door profiles and detailing will have on the overall appearance of physical and finish distressing. See a full sample in the style, wood, and finish you are considering in order to help visualize your cabinetry selection in its completed setting.

Learn more about our Wood Mode cabinet line.

Visit the showroom to see samples. Directions to Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, Inc. 

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