Skip Plane Finish

Showing the Hidden Character of Wood

Skip Plane Finish Type for Wood

Skip Planing as a Finishing Technique

When wood is initially milled, it's left in a very rough state. Chainsaw marks, large gouges, and metal scrape marks from handling through large equipment will be prevalent throughout the lumber.

Skip planing is the act of lightly passing over one or both sides in order to expose the face of the wood. In doing so, the wood is left with an "almost finished" look. When staining or painting, the uneven surface gives an inconsistent look to the wood. This look can be very desirable in any rustic or distressed style setting.

At BOSSWoodworks, we skip plane both faces of the wood to determine which is best. Generally speaking, a thin layer of polyurethane is applied in order to maximize the texture. If only the look is desired, we bar top it to smooth the surface while maintaining a clear look for the texture and color of the wood.

Design Process

The Design Process

Our Design Process starts with you- what could be more important than getting exactly what you want?

Colorant Techniques for Finishing

Our Color Techniques

What better way to customize wood than to make your own color? Our many color options will create a finished product just the right tone!

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