Finish is one of the last things that needs to be decided. As long as you know what category of finish you want (see categories below).
We offer samples of most of our options that can shipped to an already paying customer. We just request the samples be returned before we ship/deliver your item.
We offer a large variety of stain options as part of our base charge. For an up charge, we do the brand stain of your choice. We may require you, our customer, to ship the stain to our woodworker.
We usually suggest brown maple wood for painted items, and can do just about any solid paint color. Black & white are popular options. We can also match colors or use a color of your brand of choice (for an up charge & we may require you, our customer, to ship the paint directly to our woodworker.)
Glaze is a thin film of color (usually a little thicker than stain) that is painted over the base coat on a piece of furniture. When applied, the glaze attaches itself down into the crevices, lines, and ridges with very little running. It is used to add a rich dimension to create the look of an authentically aged finish from another era.
Two-tone is two finish options on the same piece. Typically one tone is used on the bottom part of the piece & a second tone on the top part. This is offered for both paints & stains.
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