French Polish Finish

Showing the Upper Crust Side of Wood

French Polish Finish Type for Wood

French Polishing as a Finishing Technique

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.

Design Process

The Design Process

Our Design Process starts with you- what could be more important than getting exactly what you want?

Colorant Techniques for Finishing

Our Color Techniques

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!

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