Varnishing the Deck

COLOR

If you have a specific color in mind, just contact us and we can make custom samples. If you are unsure, here are our most popular selections.

 

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.

 
 

DESIGN GALLERY

Below is a sampling of some of our work. Click each picture for a description of wood, color and finish.

 
Maple with Walnut Stain and Satin Finish
Poplar with Provencial Stain and Satin Finish
Poplar with Lightly Distressed White Paint and Satin Finish
Poplar with Steel Stain and Semi-Gloss Finish
Hickory with Provencial Stain and Satin Finish
Poplar with Weathered Gray Stain and Semi-Gloss Finish
Mahogany with Natural Oil and Semi-Gloss Finish
Poplar with Distressed White Paint and Satin Finish
Poplar with Walnut Stain and Semi-Gloss Finish
Walnut with Natural Oil and Satin Finish
Walnut with Natural Oil and Low Gloss
Poplar with Weathered Gray Stain and Satin Finish
Red Oak with Honey Stain and Low Gloss Finish
Hickory with Custom Paint and Low Gloss Finish
Poplar with Distressed White Paint and Low Gloss Finish
Maple with Walnut Stain and Satin Finish
Poplar with Ebony Stain and Semi-Gloss Finish
Poplar with Distressed White Paint and Low Gloss Finish
Hickory with Walnut Stain and Satin Finish - White Painted Base
Walnut with Natural Oil and Satin Finish
Hickory with Walnut Stain and Satin Finish
Red Oak with Provencial Stain and Satin Finish
Poplar with Provencial Stain and Low Gloss Finish
Poplar with Carolina Sands Stain and Low Gloss Finish
Maple with Steel Finish and Semi-Gloss Finish