Our 100% Natural Oiled Finish
At Eclipse Handcrafted Furniture we build tough, durable dining tables
for every day use, tables that suit the modern family lifestyle. They are
tables that can be used and enjoyed by a family without the fear of
little marks and scratches getting on it from just normal use.
This very practical aspect of our dining tables stems from two things,
one is our unique 100% natural oil finish and the other is the fact that
we specialise in using dense Australian hardwood timbers. Our oiled
finish is a totally non coated finish. When you sit at one of our dining
tables you'll be in contact with wood, just pure natural wood, not a
'plastic' coating over the top.
A dining table is usually the focal point of any home, everything
happens over the dining table, meals, cups of tea, coffee or a glass of
wine or two with friends, kids doing their school projects, it usually
happens right there at the dining table.
But buying a table with a coated finish is a bit like buying a new car,
they look great when they're new but inevitably little signs of wear and
tear start to appear and there's nothing you can do about it, it just
keeps getting worse over time to the point where it's going to start to
look pretty sad.
Some people come into our showroom and they'll say something like " Oh I
really love your dining tables but we're just going wait until the kids
grow up a bit more" Let me tell you, these people are completely missing
the point, why wait for that reason, buy it now let the
kids use it, own and enjoy a nice dining table now and then let the kids
fight over it when you've left this earth.
The look of our dining tables will improve with age and use, rather than
the other way around, they will develop a beautiful 'worn aesthetic' over
time. This can only be achieved by having a non coated finish. The
product we are using now requires very little maintenance but provide an
aftercare kit with each table so any little marks and scratches can be
dealt with with some wax and steel wool.
Your dining table will accumulate a 'history' that is unique to your
family and this beautiful aged appearance will be considered priceless in
years to come, especially to anyone in your family.
This approach to the way we finish our dining tables and the subsequent
long term use a dining table receives marries in beautifully with a
centuries old Japanese ideology called Wabi Sabi.
We use real Australian wood salvaged from naturally
felled trees on farms to make our furniture or recycled wood from old
buildings and it's been said that we 'leave the poetry' in what we make,
which is a beautiful statement about what we do.