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Unique Finishes on Handmade Amish Furniture

Unique Finishes on Handmade Amish Furniture

Stains, Paints, Distressing, and Combinations that work

At Countryside, we offer a variety of wood and stain combinations for our Amish handcrafted furniture. Below you will find several examples of our specialty finishes and information about what makes them unique. To learn more about ordering a specialty finish, click here

Two-Tone Finishes

For finishes using only our standard stain colors and a single wood species, there is only a 10% upcharge. Many of our wood stains work well together for a standard stain two-tone finish. 

Distressed Finishes

Distressing involves adding character to the finish so that it appears to be vintage or antique. Our Bolingbroke Trestle Table features our Provincial Hazelnut finish with a medium level of distressing to add to the farmhouse charm of the piece. For this finish there is a 20% upcharge as several steps are added to the finishing process to obtain this rustic look.

Glazed Finishes

This French Country server is actually both lightly distressed and glazed in our Amber Chateau finish. The glazing of our Westminster Sideboard serves to further the antique Louis XV vibe of the piece. Evenly uneven, the glaze alters the depth of color achieved by the underlying stain and causes an aged appearance. Glazes can also have color or hues to alter the look of the stain beneath.

Rub-through Finishes

Our Brussels Executive Desk is two-toned in Vanilla Crumb finish for the base and Madison Ways on the desk top. It is also two woods with Brown Maple below and Walnut above. Finally, this Vanilla Crumb finish is a glaze with rub through showing the stain underneath for a highly distressed look. This "aging" adds character to a pristine piece of fine Amish furniture.

Painted Finishes

Pictured in Brown Maple with Bare Essence painted finish, our Madeline Fabric Upholstered Bed is French Country charming. No distressing or brush marks here, just several coats of premium paint and a catalyzed conversion varnish. The additional labor and cast off correction required by paint, however, results in a 20% upcharge. 

Low Sheen Finishes

Representing the industrial chic style, our Lansing Accent Table features a natural, low sheen finish. When discussing stains, there is the actual color, which is the stain or paint, and then there is the shine factor. Most of our handmade Amish furniture is topped with a catalyzed conversion that is a middle range sheen, or shininess. Many of our more rustic pieces will feature an almost matte or flat sheen so the natural beauty of the wood shows through. 

Whatever your preference, we have a stain, paint, glaze, and sheen that can bring your vision to life. Order your handcrafted Amish furniture from Countryside today.