Drawing on a century of woodworking expertise, Thomasville brings cabinetry to life like no one else can with insights like furniture-finishing techniques that add warmth and depth … distressing to evoke a soothing sense of age … heirlooming to emulate the natural process of wear … and hand-wiped glazes that accentuate the uniqueness of each door style.

Hand-Brushed Technique

Thomasville's hand-brushed finishes utilize a special glazing technique on top of opaque finishes to produce a unique, one-of-a-kind finish. After the initial opaque finishing process has been completed, a water-based glaze is applied and allowed to dry. The dry glaze is then manually brushed with various abrasive materials, resulting in an antique, hand-brushed look. The brushed components then receive a final coating of low-sheen, catalyzed topcoat to lock in the glaze and provide extra protection and durability to the overall finish. Slight variations in brush strokes add character and charm to this finish and are desired. 

Our hand-brushing technique is available on the following finishes: Grotto (shown), Meringue, Polenta and Shiitake.


Glazed Technique

A professional, premium glaze can add another layer of beauty to your cabinets. First, our craftsmen apply a wood toner, which accentuates the grain's natural attributes. We then add the glaze by hand, adding depth, dimension and an understated sheen that's guaranteed to endure. Even, consistent coverage produces a subtle appearance, whereas varied coverage produces a more dramatic look. These variations will occur from door to door and cabinet to cabinet. These characteristics are considered desirable features in a glazed finish. Depending on the complexity of the cabinet door's design, glaze may collect in corners and grooves, adding a warm sense of authencity.

Glazed finishes are available in a variety of cherry, maple and rustic alder door styles. (Maple Ginseng Java Glaze shown.)