Our 100% Natural Oiled Finish, why do we recommend it highly ?
We pride ourselves on building tough, durable dining tables for everyday
use. We build tables that suit the busy
modern family lifestyle.
As co- owner of the business Ross Triffitt states, "Our tables can be
used and enjoyed by a family without without having the constant fear of
little marks and scratches ruining the appearance. Of course wear and
tear over time is inevitable, it's going to occur but the important thing
is that the finish on your table allows the table to 'age nicely'.
So what does that mean ? It means all those little signs of
wear are not going to detract from the beautiful appearance of the table,
strangely enough in a funny way they add to it, they become an appealing
part of it."
The sentence above only applies to an oiled finish, this does not happen
with a coated finish where in situations where the table is being used by
a young 'robust' family, a coated or lacquer finished table will start to
look the worse for wear from day one, it's a bit like buying a new car
where it will slowly accumulate little marks and scratches and over the
years they will start to detract from the overall appearance and nothing
can be done about it unless it is completely stripped off and refinished.
This is what we call 'ageing badly' as opposed to an Eclipse dining
table 'ageing nicely'.
A good analogy of this is when someone buys a new expensive pair of
leather boots or a nice leather coat or jacket, they're so much nicer and
more appealing after a bit of use and they have worn in a bit.
This way of looking at normal wear from normal use is closely related to
the ancient Japanese ideology called Wabi Sabi.
This very 'liveable' aspect of our dining tables stems from two things,
one is the 100% natural oiled finish and the other is the fact that
Eclipse specialises in using dense Australian hardwood timbers.
When you sit at an Eclipse dining table you'll be in contact with wood,
just pure natural wood.
Your oiled finish 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 everyone in your family.
The oil product that is currently being used requires very little
if any maintenance.
Although we sing the praises of oiled finishes very highly, in certain
situations and at certain times someone might just want a lacquered
finish on their table in which case, that's absolutely fine, we're happy
to do that as well. Call to discuss this if that is your preference.
Unfortunately timbers don't come in a big array of colours and tones,
mother nature hasn't kept up with the latest looks and trends so yes we
do offer the service of altering the natural timber colours into whatever
someone might want.
We already do brown/chocolate colours fairly often and as of early June
2016 we should have more tables in different colours such as grey,
charcoals, blacks and very blonde tones in stock in our Sydney showroom.
But hey, if you'd like blue, green or purple tones, we can do that also.