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Clear, Antique, Dark Walnut & Espresso

All wood finish choices shown including clear antique, dark walnut and espresso have a water based polyurethane varnish topcoat applied. Our finishes are eco-friendly, low VOC and very durable for everyday use and easy cleaning. The satin sheen topcoat perfectly compliments reclaimed wood.


Nicely sanded and has natural tones. If you like the look of raw un-stained and un-sealed wood or prefer to stain and finish your table on your own, natural might be the choice for you. We don't highly recommend leaving our pieces un-finished especially dining tables. Unfinished wood will absorb liquids and food stains.

Special Note: With any natural /un-finished product we include a complimentary 2 oz jar of our all-natural Swilley's Beeswax based wood conditioner that you may choose to as a wood conditioner/protectant. It has a nice matte sheen to it with no shine. It will resist liquids, but doesn't offer full protection against them. It will enhance the wood grains, adding a warmer richer tone that looks very similar to the "Oil" sample shown above. It's easy to apply and buff off and has a sweet orange smelling odor. This is only to be used on natural unfinished wood.


Our "Oil" finish is warm amber toned urethane. It is not a low VOC finish. It brings out the reddish tones and enhances the wood grains. In the past, the "oil" finish was used as our "go to" solution for durability in commercial environments. We have recently adopted conversion varnish as our standard top coat for commercial applications. See more info below.


Our sample finish packs for Commercial Clients will include several options that include all of the stain options below but with commercial grade topcoats. For many of our commercial projects where ultimate durability is necessary, we use a two component post catalyzed urethane topcoat suitable for bar tops and tables and commercial applications. It can be added on top of any of our standard stains. Easy to clean and we have a low VOC option as well. We choose satin as our preferred topcoat sheen for commercial work, but are able to send flat or semi-gloss samples by request.

If you are a designer or architect searching for furniture for your next LEED project, we also offer the highest grade, solvent-free, low VOC, LEED compliant, and very durable finish available. Inquire for additional info.

Additional info:

The images shown in our gallery and the wood included in our sample packs may vary slightly depending on the original tones & patina of the wood. All solid wood tops are made with century old salvaged reclaimed Douglas Fir and Heart Pine planks and joists that have been deconstructed from warehouses, barns and homes throughout the mid-west. We also offer on a very limited basis, salvaged old growth White Oak for commercial clients. It is ideal for outdoor furniture use. Inquire for availability.