WOOD FINISH

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OIL-BASED FINISHES HAVE BEEN USED TRADITIONALLY BY WOODWORKERS FOR CENTURIES. lOw-VOC FOR PEACE-OF-MIND, YET DURABLE FOR EVERYDAY USE.


Eco-Friendly Hardwax-Oil Finish

Our preferred finishing method and product, made from environmentally-friendly components for eco-conscious customers. Osmo Polyx Oil is derived from natural plant oils and waxes, providing a hard-wearing and protective surface that is resistant to common liquid spills. The finish maintains the natural look and feel of the wood, all while offering protection and durability. One major advantage of hardwax oil is that it’s incredibly easy to repair/maintain, and in the event that minor signs of use occur the finish can be spot repaired with no overlap marks. With Osmo's maintenance liquid wax cleaner it's simple and quick to bring the finish "back to life" (products can be found here: Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner and here: Osmo Hardwax Oil Finish). To avoid minor signs of use, we recommend using coasters under serveware containing hot or cold liquids as well as cleaning up spills so as to not leave any moisture to set in over long periods that can cause spots or rings to occur to maintain the condition of the wood. We are ever-committed to reducing the amount of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) we emit during our production process for environmentally conscious reasons, and are also trying to reduce the amount of toxins that our crew is exposed to for health safety precautions. Additionally, the hardwax-oil is a rub-on application (vs. other harsher methods such as spray-on which causes the finish to become airborne), and can be continuously DIY applied to refresh the wood on your table.

*Included in pricing for all items listed on our store page*

OVERVIEW:

  • Easy to apply – used by both professionals and homeowners / Superior in terms of maintenance and application

  • High resistance/durability to normal use / Extremely durable and hardwearing

  • Can be spot repaired easily at home/in place and refreshed with no sanding required

  • Microporous finish which does not crack, peel or flake

  • Highly resistant to liquids and dirt

  • Enhances the wood’s natural character

  • Environmentally-friendly product / Made from plant oils and waxes / Low-VOC

  • Liquid resistant

  • Smooth texture, mild satin sheen

  • Requires a bit more up-front precautionary care

  • Spilled liquids must be cleaned up and not left to set in


WOOD SPECIES AND OPTIONAL TREATMENTS

We source a variety of FSC-certified domestic hardwood lumber to customize any project with different grades and finishes available. Pictured below are some examples of our most commonly used wood species and finishes, while we also offer additional stains other than what is pictured. Please inquire for additional photo examples of materials and finishes to: contact@mezworks.com

Black Walnut / Natural

Black Walnut / Natural

White Oak / Natural

White Oak / Natural

White Oak / Gray Dye

White Oak / Gray Dye

Ash / “Whitewashed”

Ash / “Whitewashed”

Amongst the different materials and finishes we offer as as follows:

WOOD TREATMENTS & DYES:

  • Natural / no dye

  • Gray dye (heavy or light application)

  • “Darkening” (brown dye in a heavy or light application)

  • “Whitewashing” (wood bleaching treatment)

  • “Ebonizing” (wood blackening dye in a heavy or light application)

DIMENSIONAL LUMBER SPECIES:

  • Black Walnut (common grade and clear grade available)

  • White Oak

  • Ash

  • Cherry

  • Maple

Not every dye is available for each material. Please inquire for details.


WOOD GRADES

Some wood species comes in different grades that provide different characteristics. Amongst some of the options are as follows:

  • "Common” Dimensional Walnut  |  Sometimes referred to as rustic grade, characteristics include knots, slight traces of sapwood and color variation, and overall more wild in character and grain pattern. Most of our designs pictured on our store page are made with common grade walnut. Pricing listed in all walnut items on our store page includes common grade walnut.

  • "Clear” Dimensional Walnut  |  Highest grade of FSC-certified dimensional walnut lumber. Clear grade walnut is often referred to as “prime” or “select”, sourced from the center most part of the tree. Characteristics include few-to-no knots, minimal sapwood or color variation, and mild/mellow grain patterns. Upgrade material pricing applies and is based off the amount of material (please inquire for pricing).


ADDITIONAL INFO

Please visit our ‘Wood Care and Maintenance’ page to read further about precautionary care and maintenance to maintain the finish on your wood furniture: https://www.mezworks.com/care


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