All pieces are finished with a catalyzed lacquer/varnish that resists stains, moisture rings and spots, heat damage (from hot beverages, etc.), and abrasions. Finishes are formulated to meet Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) standards and provides lasting protection.
Standard finish is GREENGUARD Certified: We use a catalyzed sealer and top coat that is GREENGUARD Certified for low chemical emissions as the default finish option on all of our products. GREENGUARD certification is a testing program of UL (Underwriters Laboratory) focusing on the issue of indoor air quality. Further information about GREENGUARD certification, can be found at http://www.greenguard.org
Natural variations in solid wood and hand-applied finishes make each piece unique. Slight grain and finish irregularities, as well as subtle differences in stain shades, are signs that the furniture has been crafted from solid wood and are considered hallmarks of quality. Products selected in Soaped Ash display a variegated range of colors from blonde to light brown.