Distressed Wood Tables

All Grothouse surfaces can be distressed to evoke the appearance of an original antique

This deliberate process is carefully executed to mimic the hard use or elemental wear that occurs in furniture and other wood surfaces naturally over time.

The more intensive levels of distressing and aging are particularly attractive to homeowners in older but nonetheless gorgeous, classical homes and apartments where spotless, brand-new furniture may look a touch out-of-place, including earlier 20th century buildings. 

Distressed Wood Process

In some cases, lighter distressing and aging in wood can also help round out a modern aesthetic.

Deliberate distressing of wood surfaces is done carefully to assure that the wear does not look ‘fake,’ ‘purposeful,’ or ‘factory-made.’

Glaze and stain can be added to accentuate the distressed look of wood surfaces.

Before a woodworker starts your project, it’s important that we gather detailed information about the desired final look of the piece(s) to be worked on. This should include careful communication and often pictures or samples to assure the desired results.

Distressed Wood Tables | Level 1

Wood Tables distressed to level 1 include a variety of lightly worn corners and edges with some light dings and dents.

Distressed Wood Tables | Level 2

Distressed Wood Tables to Level 2 embrace moderate worn corners and edges; moderate dings and light drag marks.

Distressed Wood Tables | Level 3

Wood Tables distressed to Level 3 have heavily worn corners and edges, numerous dings, spotty worm holes, and moderate drag marks.

Distressed Wood Tables | Level 4

Level 4 Distressed Wood Tables exhibit very heavily and unevenly worn corners and edges, plentiful dings, clusters of worm holes, plentiful drag marks and termite tracks.

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Super Distressed Wood Tables

Super Distressed wood surfaces have an abundance of character. They include very heavily and very uneven worn corners and edges, plentiful dings and notch marks, clusters of worm holes, plentiful scratches and drag marks, waffle hammer dings and circular dings, heavy edge nicks, and termite tracks.

To confirm the correct level of distressing, Grothouse will require a customer approved Distressed 6″ x 6″ Sample prior to the production of the wood surface.

Distressed Wood Tables Finishes

Grothouse Distressed Wood Tables are typically finished with our waterproof, permanent Durata® Finish. This finish is available in Satin, Matte or Semi-Gloss sheen. This is a maintenance free finish, but you cannot chop directly on surfaces with this finish.

Glaze and stain can be added to accentuate the distressing. Distressed wood surfaces are typically hand-rubbed with Black Glaze. Any wood countertop with glaze or stain must be sealed with Durata® Finish.

Distressed Wood Surfaces can also be finished with Grothouse Original Oil™. Grothouse Original Oil™ is a pure food safe mineral oil used for lasting protection on wood surfaces. Grothouse Original Oil™ Finish is completely food-safe and can be used on food preparation surfaces. This finish requires ongoing maintenance.