We’re currently working on an interesting project which involves sand blasting oak to give it a distressed/drift wood style finish. . . . . .
The project involves a bespoke kitchen and living room furniture for a refurbished property. The intention is to make cabinet doors with a horizontal linear look, which will be sand blasted and distress painted. The samples themselves are no small feat of engineering, the core is a 12mm birch plywood which has a mitred oak lipping all round, the plywood is then faced on both sides with a 6mm layer of oak, they’re then passed onto our blaster for distressing. As you can see from the pictures the blasting has eaten away the softer grain to give a pleasing distressed look.
The samples were then painted in several colour schemes:
The samples are now in the hands of the architects and clients, we await their comments. This is the very start of a project that may or may not come to fruition, I hope it does as it will be an interesting one! Stay tuned…
Not for the faint hearted!!