A Piece of Functional Art
When you buy a piece of custom wood furniture, you aren’t just purchasing another piece of furniture; you are investing in a piece of functional art for your home. This isn’t just a buy it because “well, it fits” purchase to fill a space. It is a process, planning and searching until you find or help design exactly what you want. You are investing in a piece that fulfills your needs but also makes a statement and looks good while doing it. This piece is perfect in every way possible.
You are afraid to put that flower vase on it or set up your computer workstation or put your tchotchkes in it because what if they somehow cause damage. You didn’t spend all that money to have water rings or scratches ruin your investment.
So what do you do now? Put up caution tape to deter people from getting too close? Psychotically follow guests around with coasters? Hermetically seal it away? Thankfully, you don’t have to go to such extremes to keep your fine custom wood furniture looking like new.
Using the Proper Finish
Part of the battle of keeping your functional furniture art like new is making sure that it is finished properly. I cannot stress enough the importance of using the correct kind of finish. In my case, for roughly 90% of my work, I use an oil varnish blend. I use this oil varnish blend on all of my designs and even in my own home. I use this finish for a variety of reasons:
Proper Wood Furniture Care
I just said that with the finish I use, keeping your furniture looking like new is pretty much maintenance free, and that is true. There are also a few things to take into consideration when bringing fine wood furnishings into your home:
See you next time in the shop!