You want your millwork and furniture to look distinctive and unique. You also want it to be easy to care for and durable. The three basic reasons to finish wood are
Wood surfaces have many tiny openings that can accumulate dirt, grime, and bacteria. Surface contact with hands, food and air pollution can all contribute to the problem. Finishing the wood seals the surface making it safe and easier to clean.
As wood dries it shrinks; and as it absorbs moisture it expands. Depending upon its size and thickness, wooden pieces absorb and release moisture inconsistently. This action can cause stress on the wood and the surrounding joints, causing splitting and warping damage. The better the finish the less moisture change there will be.
Finishing wood can make use of many different coatings; paint, stain, glaze, gold leaf, faux and many others. They are all intended to affect one of the following three components of every wood finish: color, texture, and sheen. JC Wood offers thousands of colors and finishes, both standard and custom, to meet all of your finishing needs.