ASID Trends: Wood Finishes

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CERUSED AND LIMED FINISHES



Cerused wood/limed oak is making a “huge” comeback! This technique for finishing wood found in cabinetry, furniture and flooring dates back to the 16th century. The grains of the wood are filled with a liming wax which creates a high contrast between the wood and its open grains. Oak has been the preferred wood for this finish due to its characteristic open grain. Cerused wood soured in popularity during the art deco period and now we are seeing it again in interiors. Light or dark, on walls, floors or furniture….this finish makes quite a loud statement with its depth of texture. I love pairing a piece of cerused furniture with cerused wood paneling or flooring. Crisp and modern when stained dark and traditional or casual with a lighter stain. This beautiful and timeless finishing technique is back and here to stay.


Carmen Thomas

Tran + Thomas Design Studio

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