Wood Finish Choices
Standard Wood Finish
This is the water-based wood finish that is used on most of our hardwood samples.
High Durability: This wood finish is designed for durability, and has proven itself over the past decade for our customers -- it holds up very well to everyday wear and tear. It is our standard wood finish because it has proven to be very resilient, consistent and reliable.
Large Color Selection: Our beautiful hardwoods become even more striking when accented with a complementary wood stain.
Low Maintenance: This is a very durable wood finish, and requires only cleaning with light soap & water (or a commercial furniture cleaner).
Oil & Wax Wood Finish
Oil & Wax is a traditional method of wood finishing that has been used for centuries. Oil & Wax finish is "an organic plant-based premium hardener and sealer. It is an ideal choice for all ready to finish wood, bamboo and and other interior wooden surfaces including children's furniture and toys. It contains a sophisticated combination of natural resins and waxes that together create a durable, water repellent, water-mark resistant finish and sealer, enhancing and maintaining wood beauty and breathability."
High Durability: Oil & Wax finish is quite durable, and has the further advantage that it can be repaired & refinished very easily.
No Color Selection: It is only available as a clear finish (no color matching).
Medium Maintenance: Oil & wax finish requires regular maintenance in order to maintain the protective qualities of the finish.
Low VOC: AFM oil & wax is created to low VOC standards. Detailed product information is available at the AFM website, as the product name 'Naturals Oil Wax Finish'.
We can create any furniture piece without wood finish for a 5% discount.
Custom Wood Finishes
We have tested numerous leading brands of low VOC wood finish including BioShield and AFM DuroStain, but the wood finish did not prove to be durable enough to protect our furniture adequately.
We have yet to find a wood finish that is low VOC, easy to apply, easy to maintain, reasonably priced, comes in a variety of colors, and is also very durable.
Essentialy, every wood finish involves trade-offs of some sort. We offer the two best choices as standard options on all of our furniture.