Working with hardwoods

Posted on: August 18, 2011, by :

I was helping in the shop today and I was reminded why we work with Premium American hardwoods. I was applying linseed oil to pieces for new tables and the wood made me stop and appreciate the natural beauty. I decided to take a photo of oak and walnut pieces that had oil on one half of it….

Oak and Walnut with Linseed oil partially applied

As you can see, the oil finish just enriches the natural glow of the wood grain with all of the unique patterns and colors. To me, applying the oil finish is almost like opening a gift- you sort of have a good guess of what is inside but you just don’t truly know until you tear into it.