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Real Wood Furniture...Finished Your Way!
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Finish It Your Way

Real Wood Furniture Finished Your Way®
doityourself3The beauty of ready-to-finish real wood furniture is that you can have it finished any way you want. Would you like to have that new customized media center match your living room furniture? No problem. Or maybe you’d prefer to make the piece a focal point, painting it in an eye-popping shade of bright red or electric blue? Thinking of a more refined look? Say, a stately antiqued finish in a rich wood tone, showing just a hint of age? All you need to do is ask for it. When it comes to ready-to-finish furniture, the options are unlimited.

doityourselfOnce you've selected a piece of ready-to-finish furniture, there are three ways to get the finish you want, and three price levels to get you there.

Do It Yourself
This is the most cost-effective and personally rewarding option. If you’ve done some furniture refinishing, you know that painting, glazing or staining furniture is not difficult. For novices unsure of their finishing skills, there’s help at hand. Certified Real Wood Furniture Finished Your Way® retailers offer brochures with helpful finishing tips. For detailed how-to information you can click on links for working with water-based and oil-based finishes.doityourself2

A number of stores also have on-premises classes ranging from simple painting and staining techniques to a variety of faux finishing looks such as graining, stippling, combing and marbling. Click here for more information creating decorative finishes. Your retailer can recommend what you’ll need to get the job done and give you personalized advice on how to do it. Learn more about finishing products that may be available at your local retailer.

Choose a Manufacturer’s Existing Finish
A mid-price alternative is to opt for a factory-applied wood-tone or color finish. These handsome finishes, offered in a wide choice of treatments, will complement most decors and are often readily available for delivery. You can see samples of these finishes at your retailer.

Example of One Manufacturer's Factory Finish Options
Select a Custom Finish
The most distinctive way to go is to have a custom finish professionally applied to your ready-to-finished furniture. After deciding the look you’re after, your local retailer will take care to provide the best craftsmen to finish your piece. And the choices here are practically limitless.

When it comes to color, for example, you can choose from a huge array of shades to complement a fabric or wallpaper in your home. Other multicolor and specialty paint possibilities include crackle and distressed finishes, metallic looks, tortoise and marble finishes, and stenciling.whitewood
Factory Finished Dining Set and Hutch
tablechairsfinishAnd if you are purchasing a specialty piece such as a kitchen island or dining room buffet, it can normally be ordered without a top so that you can match the surface of the new piece to existing laminate counters in your kitchen or have an elegant marble, slate or granite top installed.

whittierpaintedWhen it comes to ready-to-finish furniture, you can, indeed, have it finished just your way.

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