Adding Texture with Parchment

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, […]

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Recycled Brass Bullet Casings – sizes, patterns, and patinas

One of the more popular finishes at Normandie Woodworks is our recycled brass tiles fashioned from spent bullet casings. This finish has a number of interior applications and has been used to adorn mirrors, doors, screens, furniture, even entire walls. (You can learn more about the process and its applications here.) This finish is unique to our […]

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Straw Marquetry – adding detail and color

Straw marquetry is one of the finishes we are proud to offer at Normandie Woodworks. Straw is a versatile material that offers endless possibilities for adding color, texture, and character to any interior. Straw marquetry is a very old technique which gained much popularity during the time of Louis XV and again during the 1930’s  when art deco […]

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Creating Texture with Recycled Brass

One of the unique finishes we offer at Normandie Woodworks is our recycled brass tile finish fashioned from spent bullet casings. This finish recently won Treniq’s innovative surface competition at the Surface Design Show  in London and was featured in the Bellevue Arts Museum‘s 2016 Biennial on our Beacon Credenza. When used as a wall surface or furniture finish, […]

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017