The finish of this custom maple closet was achieved using a hammer and blowtorch.
Each individual piece of this custom closet was coated with a dark stain, followed by two coats of lacquer. Our finisher then used a blowtorch to give the maple an antiqued look and skillfully hammered the finished pieces to provide the closet with a vintage and weathered style. For this client, she wanted a very distressed finish; however, we offered many different samples throughout the design phase – some with more aggressive 'antiquing' and some with much less – to ensure that her vision was captured in the end product.
Customization for this closet went deeper than just the aesthetics – custom drawer dividers and velvet drawer bottoms, and a drop-down ironing board were included in the design to meet the client's functional needs for the space. The 2 ¼" end panels and the 4" solid maple crown were also finished using the same techniques as the closet's doors, and finally, as with all our projects, top-of-line soft-close drawer slides and hinges were installed to ensure the lasting quality of the cabinetry throughout many years of daily use.