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 in oiled
finishes 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 they can even add to it, these
signs of wear become an appealing part of the table because it allows
'history' in the form of patina to develop over time.
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 to
wear after a bit of use and they have worn in a bit and they look better.
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.
Your oiled finish dining table will develop a beautiful aged appearance
that will be considered priceless in years to come and will be enormously
valued 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 a hard wearing two pack or polyurethane lacquer is a better
way to go. One example of this is when a table is to be stained in a
darkish colour and in more commercial situations where hired cleaners are
going to be looking after the table.
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.