When you choose ready-to-finish furniture there are a broad
range of options to meet your furniture and decorating needs. You have the
choice of various wood colors, hardnesses and grain patterns. Each species
has it's own distinct characteristics and grain patterns that make it unique.
Our furniture is made of solid wood and available in a variety of species
including pine, maple, oak, cherry and basswood. Solid wood indicates that any exposed
parts of the piece of furniture are made of a solid board or solid core
plywood. No particleboard or medium density fiber board is used. Purchasing
solid wood furniture is a wise investment for the future.
Another advantage is that you may add a new piece at any time, and have it finished to match your existing furniture. That typically isn't an option with pre-finished furniture.
Options for Finishing are Unlimited
If you've ever wondered if you could finish a piece of furniture yourself, wonder no more. Finishing is easy and fun. With some patience and creativity you can create a family heirloom in no time. You choose the complexity of the project. Start with a simple finish, as shown, and move onto more complicated speciality finishes as you choose the look you want to achieve. The sky is the limit. If you have any questions see your local dealer for assistance.
Preparing the Wood:
- Well-ventilated area. Your project may take several days depending on the size of the piece of furniture, so plan ahead.
- Stain or paint
- Paper Towels or Rags
- Drop Cloth
- Rubber Gloves
- #220 & #320 Grit Sandpaper
- Top Coat
- Read all instructions for stains and finishes.
- Even though the furniture is sanded at the factory, you will need to do some additional sanding with #220 sandpaper to be sure the surface is properly prepared to absorb the stain. Fill any nail holes with a wood putty at this time as well.
- Remove the dust with a clean cloth or vacuum.
- Stir stain well before using.
- Test the color in a hidden area, then wipe off the excess to be sure you are happy with your choice.
- Stain your piece, working in manageable sections.
- Allow to dry completely.
- Apply top coat, sand lightly then apply a second layer. Let Dry.