Artisans Furniture Finishing & Care
Section Under Construction … more to come soon!
Under Construction Tung Oil Section
Artisans finishing process is unlike any industry
standard, its almost a lost art consisting of layers of hand rubbing
and polishing to produce the look of a well cared for antique.
Prior to wood concealing lacquers, urethanes, and epoxies that
merely sit atop the surface of the wood obscuring the true beauty
much like a cataract, woodworkers finished furniture with a process
that highlighted the grain and brought out nature’s artwork
This section explains the basics of a hand rubbed finish, none
of which are secretes as they have been around for hundreds of
years. Modern applications of these artistic processes are now
almost solely in the hands of the highly skilled armature, as mass
production pushed aside these time consuming yet time proven techniques
for the fast track fast drying modern sprays. Artisans stubbornly
holds true to the antique finishes and their applications, and
offers heirloom quality finishes on all our reproductions and restorations.
Section Under Construction … more
to come soon!
Features will include applications of Minwax penetrating
stains, Hand Cut Shellac by www.shellac.net, Tung Oil finishes
and final waxed layers by www.briwax-online.com.
We'll also include a section on furniture care and methods of detecting issues such as powder post beetles and their impact on your furniture.
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