The beauty of wood grain is never in doubt, with an unmistakable warmth that no other finish can match. And with our skilled finishing team, we create some of the most beautiful and durable finishes for your cabinetry. We offer a full range of high-solids furniture stains, from light and subtle to rich and dramatic.
The process starts with stain being carefully hand applied, and hand wiped. Pieces are then set aside; this important pause allows the stain to achieve the necessary depth and readies the pieces for the next step: our sealer coat.
Using a catalyzed varnish we hand spray our sealer coat, laying down the proper thickness to provide the foundation of a beautiful and durable clearcoat. Once sprayed, pieces are rolled into the oven, and baked at 130° for twenty minutes. This is not a process that can be duplicated on jobsite-made cabinetry, and is essential for a truly long-lasting and beautiful finish.
When all pieces have cooled, they are hand sanded with an ultrafine grit sandpaper, and then rubbed with a tack cloth to remove the smallest traces of dust.
Next, it’s back to the spray booth, where our skilled sprayers apply the topcoat, using another catalyzed conversion varnish. All freshly topcoated pieces head back to the oven, for another twenty minute baking at 130°. This final baking is equally critical, as it promotes the cross-linking between the sealer and topcoat, yielding our famous gorgeous finish. This carefully controlled finishing process cannot be duplicated by any local cabinetmaker.
What are Surf Highlights, Texture Brushed or Heavy Texture Brushing?
Whether it’s Surf Highlights, Texture Brushed or Heavy Texture Brushing, the process involves actual wire brushing of the surface of the wood. Components, such as doors, drawer fronts, face frames, furniture end panels, etc., travel under a rotating brush, outfitted with small wires. Quartersawn White Oak is especially suited for this type of finish, as the small grain pockets are softer than the surrounding area wood, and are “opened up” by the wire. This allows the Surf stain to catch in the newly created pockets, while the rest of the Surf stain is wiped off from surface.
A more aggressive wire treatment yields a Texture Brushed finish. Not only are grain pockets opened up, but some of the denser surface gives way. The result can be felt by running your hand over the surface, as slight areas are lower and higher
The most aggressive result is from Heavy Texture Brushing. The effect is pronounced and is easily seen, especially when light cascades across its width.
March 30 Update:
Crown Point Cabinetry has been deemed an essential business by the Governor of New Hampshire. As such, we are in business, crafting cabinetry and taking on new orders. While we continue to operate, we are taking all necessary precautions to keep our entire team safe. In order to limit face-to-face interactions, our showroom is not open to visitors until May 4th, 2020. In the meantime, see our virtual shop tour here.
If you have a project you would like to discuss, please give us a call. We are here to help!