Every piece of Thos. Moser is hand finished and formulated to allow air and sunlight to naturally color the wood with a subtlety unmatched by anything from a can. After being carefully hand sanded, each piece receives a generous application of oil. This penetrating oil releases the natural beauty of the wood that is strengthened by the way the lumber is cut, joined and shaped. In addition, the resin in the finish penetrates below the surface as it cures, setting up a barrier protecting the furniture from moisture, chemicals and abrasion. It is then followed by a wax or conversion varnish depending on the particular piece or preference.
We have standard finishes for each piece – either oil and wax or oil with a membrane finish – which have been chosen based on the characteristics of the wood species and the ultimate use of each piece.