Our Finishes

Our 100% Natural Oiled Finish

At Eclipse Handcrafted Furniture we love building tough, durable dining tables for everyday use, tables that suit the modern family lifestyle. Our tables can be used and enjoyed by a family without the fear of little marks and scratches ruining it from everyday use. That's not to say that marks and scratches won't occur over time - of course they will, nothing is going to stop that from happening - but the important thing is that the finish on your table allows it to age 'nicely'.

This very livable 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 sourced in a very eco friendly manner. 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.

Buying a table with a coated finish is a bit like buying a new car, they look great when they're brand new but inevitably little signs of wear and tear start to appear and over the years that happens more and more and there's really nothing you can do about it, short of sanding it all back and having a new coating applied at some point in the future.  

An oiled finished dining table will develop a 'nice worn' look which is something that actually enhances the appearance of the table, whereas a coated dining table will develop a 'bad worn' look over time. In the language of a designer, 'an oiled finish will allow your table to develop a beautiful worn aesthetic over time'.

Your dining table will accumulate a 'history' that will be unique to your family and this beautiful aged appearance will be considered priceless in years to come and will be enormously valued especially by anyone in your family.

The product we are using now requires very little maintenance but we still provide an aftercare kit with each table so any little marks and scratches can be dealt with by using some wax and steel wool if they bother you.