Why is the finish on my Sherwood furniture rough?

When we designed the finish and appearance of this range, a lot of effort was put into specifically crafting a textured finish with a rough look and feel. Before we apply the final finish coat we deliberately rough up the surface with a wire brush to get this “distressed” texture. This is a particularly time-consuming operation in comparison to our usual smooth finishes. The finished texture is therefore designed to be as it is.