THE PROCESS OF FINISHING
Here at Luke's Furniture Company, we value blending practicality with beauty. We want your table to be easy to clean and durable. We also want it to stay that way. We use a two step finishing process that begins with a penetrating wood sealer. We either use a stain or oil to acheive this. Oils preserve the natural color of the wood while stains add color and highlight the grain pattern. To protect your wood and preserve it's color we also use a polyurethane finish. Polyurethane gives the table a smooth finish and your choice of gloss level.
Stain vs. Paint: What is the difference?
Stain actually penetrates the pores of the wood and dries. This helps protect the wood and also adds color. It does not form a layer over the wood and therefore does not cover up the grain.
We can tint our paint finishes to any color offered by Benjamin Moore, but paint will form a solid layer over the wood and although you may see the texture of some wood grains, it largely hides the character of the wood.
*All sample pictures below are on Maple. Actual color may vary. We can send samples by request or you may visit the workshop to see samples in person.
Below is a sampling of some of our work. Click each picture for a description of wood, color and finish.