The antique furniture in the market there is the antique style furniture or antique reproduction furniture. They are actually the new furniture products but is made to mimic the appearance and model of the antique furniture. The antique style furniture is made with special technique to make the appearance as the old ancient furniture. The furniture is made as if it an old product that has been used for long time. The antique style furniture is still widely available in the furniture market together with other furniture such as: the contemporary and futuristic style.
To make the antique furniture we need to consider the antique aspect in the furniture product. Here some point need to be considered when we are making the antique furniture.
- The design and model.
- Finishing process
antique white furniture
- Physical distress
- Stain distress
There are also available some finishing materials that are specially designed to produce the antique effect. We can use the materials to make the antique looked furniture.
In modern finishing, the effect of patina can be created by glaze application. Glaze can be brushed and wiped to fill and coloring in the pores, grain, dents, hole, inside of carving to form “patina appearance”. Glaze is also the flexible stain to make the distressed stain. Many dirty looked and stain looked can be made by glaze such as: rope mark, cow tail mark, spatter, etc.
Some special glaze can also produce a more dramatic antique effect such as: dirty looked and dusty looked.
antique crackle furniture
- Crackle paint.
Crackle paint or crackle lacquer is the finishing material to form crackle effect in the finish. There are some crackle paint available, the oil base crackle, thinner base or water base crackle paint which can be used to produce the crackle effect with many different crackle effect. The crackle paint is used together with glaze to make antique crack paint finish.
- Veiling lacquer
Veiling lacquer is finishing materials that can be used to create effects like the spider web. It is used together with the glaze and stain to form the antique old and dirty looked.