Hard Fumed Oak
Hard Fumed Oak is the most lightly smoked oak of District Eight wood finishes. The smoking process let the tannins in the oak timber get in touch with the vapors from ammonia which offer a lovely rich light-brown color. You easily maintain your Hard Fumed Oak piece of design by just using ordinary polish, such as Pledge™ or similar.
Smoked Oak is the long-processed timber finish. The smoking process let the tannins in the oak timber get in touch with the vapors from ammonia which offer a lovely dark brown color, reminding of walnut. You easily maintain your Smoked Oak piece of design by just using ordinary polish, such as Pledge™ or similar.
The whitewashed table surface is produced by a method similar to staining. After treatment, the tabletop is then coated to give a long and durable surface.
Charred Black Oak
Charred Black Oak is originally an old traditional Japanese method of making the timber weatherproof and durable by actually burning the wood. The Charred Black Oak timber finish is painted or stained. The result gives the timber a black texture where the vein of the wood is clearly visible.
Iron staining, or ebonizing, generally uses a reaction between iron oxide and the natural tannins in the oak to create a natural- looking black that is actually created in the fibers of the wood rather than a stain sitting on top. This is why it is so durable. It is integral, not superficial.
Pre-finished by hand, the Faded Oak has a pure blended beige-grey patina. Before applying a hard-wearing lacquer, we bleach and oil the Oak to protect its soft grey look from yellowing for longer. This finish can be cleaned regularly using an ordinary furniture polish such as Pledge™ or similar.
Ceruse is an old way of “cosmetic” the furniture by using a white lead-based pigment. The resulting weathered white finish muted the original color of the wood and emphasized the texture of its wood grain.
The Raw Oak timber finishes are treated with a water-based wood coating, maintain a high degree of elasticity over time, which allows the paint film to follow the movements of the wood without being damaged. This finish can be cleaned regularly using an ordinary furniture polish such as Pledge™ or similar.
The Seared Oak finish will be given its color by using a kind of stain- and chemical treatment.
The result comes to be a “rusty” slightly reddish tone with a depth of the texture.
This finish can be cleaned regularly using an ordinary furniture polish such as Pledge™ or similar.
The Reclaimed Hardwood is really a unique kind of timber sourced in Vietnam.
The timber comes originally from old refurbished French colonial houses and infrastructure such as bridges etc. The table tops very often consist two or three different kind of hardwood. The finish offers over hundred years old history with small holes from nails, repairs and traces of saw blades that once divides the hardwood.
This finish shall be maintained by using a oil-based wax.