Our furniture is finished with one coat of stain and two coats of Amish Wood Finishes which resists moisture from penetrating the furniture. Fingerprints, cooking fumes, smoking residue etc. accumulates on any finished surface. None of these contaminants will harm the finish, but they should be periodically removed to restore the finish to its original luster. Just wipe the surface with a cloth dampened with a non-wax containing polish or mild detergent solution. Avoid the use of ammonia - based products or silicone oils as they may cause damage if used over a long period of time. Following these simple steps will keep your finished piece looking like new for many years.We also can custom match your new furniture to your existing furniture for an additional charge.
Distressing in the decorative arts is the activity of making a piece of furniture or object appear aged and older. Distressing has become a popular design style and decorative art form. The artisan attempts a rustic, attractive, one-of-a-kind appearance or vintage look. The final appearance is often called the patina. Distressing can be applied to a variety of surfaces and materials such as wood, glass, metal, plastic and paint. The Shabby chic style has made both distressing and antiquing popular. source: wikipedia
A "special instructions" box is provided at checkout to request samples. For example, if you type "Stain to be determined, please send medium stains on Oak", we will send 3 or 4 medium stains on Oak for you to choose from. You then make your selection and mail the samples back to us. Stain samples consist of 2 separate boards of contrasting grain which are glued, planed, sanded, stained, top coated and then cut to size. Needless to say, this is a time consuming and costly procedure. Because of this, a $25 re-stocking fee for each stain board will be assessed for boards and/or leather samples not returned to us. Please keep in mind that we can also custom stain pieces to match your existing furniture.