The finishing of the furniture defines the overall quality experience of the furniture. The material, as nice as it can be, if there is for instance a very glossy lacquer over it, it will look cheap. You also need to consider what kind of protection you need for the furniture piece.

Now, what choices do you have? There are many options but I will zoom in on a few that I prefer:

Skylt: sometimes the original color of the wood – happens a lot with oak- is pretty enough and you would like to keep it that way. Skylt is a lacquer that’s originally designed for floors.  This remains super matt and really gives the wood it’s un finished look but with the protection it needs. It is a water-based 2-component paint, of which new wood acquires three layers of it. If you want a soft feeling you need to sand just a little bit in between the layers. This removes the rough fibers and makes it very smooth.

Because the paint is invisible and really pulls in to the wood, you almost don’t get any scratches on the surface that are otherwise annoyingly visible. The wood also holds it natural feeling when you touch it. All these features make Skylt a beautiful finish for all sorts of furniture.! Below you can see a cabinet that’s finished with Skylt.

 

Mother nature beautifully made this wood, Skylt let’s you enjoy it to the fullest!

Monocoat oil: To be honest, this oil is the one I prefer the most. It is a beautiful finish available in many different colors! Not even mentioning the different combinations you can make with a precolour. You can easily find the perfect color to match your interior, let me inspire you!

Monocoat oil: To be honest, this oil is the one I prefer the most. It is a beautiful finish available in many different colors! Not even mentioning the different combinations you can make with a precolour. You can easily find the perfect color to match your interior, let me inspire you!

Monocoat – The name gives it away – is an oil that’s only needed to be applied once. This is in contrast to all other oil types for wood, which need 3 layers for optimal protection. This oil forms a monocular connection with the wood, so that it is protected in just one layer! Only for outdoor applications, for example a garden table, it is wise to oil the wood again after 6 months for the best protection. This is because the wood works much more outside due to weather influences and small “cracks” arise where no oil protects. Below are some examples of furniture finished with Monocoat oil in different colors.

This beautiful desk made of Bodo wood is finished with the pure Monocoat oil. Intense natural color!

As you can see the castle brown monocoat oil gives he oak a beautiful appearance, it stands out!

Whether you want the wood to keep it’s natural look, give it a brown or old appearance or want it to have one of the 50 shades of grey, it is all possible. This oil is also originally made for floors. The big advantage is of course that its very durable. This is a pleasant feeling knowing your table is finished with it.
Because this wood is being applied in only one layer, your wood must be sanded perfect!. Most of the times the sanding goes in three or four steps, depending the material. For instance, you start with 120 following 150, 180 and 240. If you have sanding scratches in the wood you will definitely see it with the use of a color oil. Because more of the color gets in the scratch, you will see it more as a dark line. Important to do this with care!

By now it’s pretty clear that it’s important that the finish must be done perfectly. For the appearance as well as the protection. I’ve got many examples in the workshop, are you curious for the possibilities and want to have a unique furniture piece? Contact us!

 

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