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
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
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