:: Wood Finishing ::
Wood’s surfaces are exotic and have their own stand out characteristics, however, they are most of the time vulnerable to damage from environment or physical contact with any objects. Unfinished woods are prone to those aforementioned problems, thus, varnishing is an essential step in furniture manufacturing process. Wood finishing added more value to the products, it protects the surface, and also refine and even achieve a desired characteristics.
There are many types of material, techniques, and instruments involved to apply a finish depends on what you want to achieve. Typically, Wood finishing starts with sanding either by hand, typically using a sandpaper or power sander, scraping, or planing. Imperfections or nail holes on the surface may be filled by using wood filler. The varnish is able to apply by using tools such as brush, rags, or a spray gun. Materials used may vary, be it wax, an oil based dye, a lacquer, or paint. The application is able to do by repeatedly for several layers depending on the goal.
Finishing process needs a proper place as the environment might affects the varnish process. The finishing space has to isolate from dusts. And the sanding room normally separates from the finishing room. There should be also a properly conditioned room to store the products. Keep in mind that the finishing process needs certain amount of time and temperature to cure properly.
In Wooden Works Jepara, we plan our wood finishing process carefully to ensure that the finished piece looks attractive, performs well in service and meets safety and environmental requirements. Our favorite method is HVLP (high volume/low pressure) spray-finishing system. We use only the top notch materials. We always look forward to consult accordingly with our customers to execute the best finishes.
:: Article by Nugroho Ajie Basuki ::