Timber finishes and Hardware
At Upton Oaks we stock a range of timbers used in the making of our furniture. While American Oak is currently our mainstay, other timbers such as Elm, Rimu, Southland Beech, Clear Pine and Macrocarpa are stocked in varying forms. The good news is, if we haven't got your preferred timber in stock, there is a vast array of timbers available through our merchants and readily available.
Over the years we have developed a finish on our furniture that we believe is not only durable but enhances all the features and characteristics of natural wood.
Generally we use a selection of 'stains' and 'washes' that lift the beauty of the grain and give depth of colour to every piece we create. We say generally because often our clients will choose to go with a 'natural' finish where no stain or very little, by way of a 'light wash' (very reduced or watered down stain) are used.
Every piece of furniture is coated with protective layers of lacquer to allow for life to carry on around it and to give your furniture the protection it needs, to stay looking good for many years to come. Finally once your piece of furniture is finished with its protective coatings, we wax by hand.
For those clients who love painted furniture we can finish for you, in the paint colour of your choice.
We have a vast array of colours or stains available to choose from and below are just a few of our more popular options.
We are happy to send out 'colour samples' to allow you the best chance of matching to any decor in your home.
Dark Antique Finish
Mid - Dark Antique Finish
Mid Antique Finish
Light Antique Finish
Light Walnut Wash
Walnut Tea Wash
The Hardware options available to us are endless and can come from all over the world. The selection below gives you a preview of current options on trend, but in no way covers the field.
Azara Antique Brass
Azara Natural Iron
Montrase Antique Brass
Valdese Antique Brass
As with any of the information above, please feel free to make contact with us to discuss all the options available to you.