Wednesday, February 19, 2014
White Oak Console Table: Finish
A simple shaker inspired table like this is a great candidate for an oil varnish blend, but the ambered tone of oak furniture has been maligned by the mass production ubiquity of cheap oak kitchen cabinetry. The client wanted the look of raw white oak (as if it had just been sanded) that did not have the orange tones of an oil/varnish.
I shot the table with a matte clear conversion varnish. The finish is a catalyzed product that is water white, incredibly tough, and comes in a flat 10 sheen.