Characteristics of timber
Timber is a material from the natural world, and each individual piece has characteristics that contribute to its unique beauty. These characteristics occur across all timber species.
- Variations in the natural grain, for example, density and pattern – within a single piece of timber, and between one piece and another.
- Differences in colour – within a single piece of timber, and between one piece and another.
- The presence of knots, whorls and scars.
- Uneven absorption of finishes and tints into the natural grain – within a single piece of timber, and between one piece and another.
All timber surfaces are finished with Osmo Polyx Oil. The benefit of Osmo is that it forms two levels of protection – oils that penetrate into the timber and waxes that remain on the surface. The penetrating oils also nourish the timber to ensure that it allows for natural movement. The result is that if the top layer of the finish gets damaged it can be re-finished, but the oils will protect the deeper layers of the timber.
* All samples shown are American Oak – please note the sample can vary slightly from the end product due to the natural characteristics of timber.