What kind of wood do you use to build your tables?
We stick to the harder of the hardwoods: hickory, ash, hard maple, walnut, red and white oak, rift/quarter and flat sawn. Often the color choice will influence the wood species as we select the best one for the specific look and aesthetics. The stain essentially enhances the natural characteristics of the wood and then we finish it off with layering the clear top coat. This provides a beautiful, natural look but also a very durable surface. The wear occurs on the clear coat vs. a faux painted-type finish that is often found on most furniture, contributing to a surface that is prone to chipping and wearing poorly in appearance.