One of the unique finishes we offer at Normanide Woodworks is parchment. Parchment is made from all different types of animal skins and has a number of interior applications. It is a very sensuous and tactile material, which can add character and warmth to a room.
Unlike leather that is tanned, parchment is stretched, scraped, and dried under tension. This process retains a lot of the skin’s natural texture and character, but yields a very stiff material. Working with these types of skins requires a great deal of technical skill.
Parchment is available in a number of colors and varying degrees of contrast and texture, which can go from rough and rustic to very refined and luxurious.
Parchment has a number of applications. It can be used to add color and texture to cabinet doors, wall paneling, furniture, or lighting.
We would love to hear your ideas for custom projects featuring this finish. To see more of our designs with parchment visit the Elements page of our website. For more ideas, specifications for custom projects, or to order samples, please contact us.