French Polishing is the technique used when you desire a glass-like or mirror finish. It uses shellac built up gradually into many thin layers. The finishing time is lengthy, and this process is usually reserved for main-display items such as tables and rocking chairs.
Created by 10 or more very thin layers of specialized shellac (with a hand polish between each coat, French Polishing stands out as one of the finest finishes you can apply to wood. It creates "Chatoyance," the word used to describe a pearlescent glimmer or luster suspended in the middle of the clear coat.
The more coats the better! At BOSSWoodworks we utilize a minimum of 15 passes of shellac and polish to bring the deepest chatoyance possible to the pieces of custom woodwork we create.
Our Design Process starts with you- what could be more important than getting exactly what you want?
What better way to customize wood than to make your own color? Our many color options will create a finished product just the right tone!