Monday, March 22, 2010


This is a job where our clients wanted to change the look of their dining room suite. The suite is made of oak and had originally been stained and varnished when it was manufactured some 40 years before.

The client had us strip the table top, re-stain it to match the original color, and then re-coat it with a protective film of polyurethane. Five coats of polyurethane were applied to the table to produce a diamond hard, mirror finish.

Below, the light shows the luster of the finish coats.

This is a close up shot of the grain.

Again, the grain is the focus of this shot.

The base of the table shown below was abraded and coated with three coats of polyurethane.

The clients wanted to convert the chairs from a stained and varnished finish to a painted finish. The decided on black for the chairs.

The chairs were sanded, primed and painted with several coats of black paint. They were then finished with two coats of the same polyurethane used on the table top.

Below, the set is featured back in the client's dining room.