Creating custom order pieces is so much fun! A customer brought us this grate and asked us to make an end table out of it. This is the end result and she was thrilled! The end table was build with barn wood from a barn that was built in 1890. It was stained with General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Based Stain. The grate was sprayed with Rustoleum Hammered Metal Gray. A glass was cut to lay over the grate for protection and so that the table would be functional. It is a one-of-a kind piece and very unique. Not to mention it turned out beautiful!
When customers pick up there new piece of furniture, it is important that they have an understanding of how to take care of their piece. How do they keep that wood looking beautiful? They want to be able to use the piece without losing that lustre.
Here are the cleaning recommendations provided by General Finishes:
After your finish has cured, the best way to clean is with a water-damp rag. If your surface requires deep cleaning due to grease or grime build-up, add a speck of detergent or a bit of vinegar to your damp rag.
Avoid using oil-soap or silcone-based daily cleaners such as Pledge, Endust or Murphy's Oil. These products and the chemicals in other cleaners can contaminate your finish, preventing adhesion of future finishes. One exception: we have successfully cleaned with Clorox wipes in the past.
NOTE: Do not clean furniture until the finish has cured completely.
Cure Time Guidelines:
Water Based Finishes: 21 days
Oil Based Finishes: 30 days
Sarah Clark along with her husband Gary have busy hands. They love to build beautiful crafted furniture. But, they also upcycle from palettes, insulators, cabinets, doors, and old furniture. It is so much fun to make the old into beautiful new pieces. Follow us on our journey.