Finishes Natural finishes have a clear top coat where the natural variations in the color and the grain of the wood are clearly visible. No stain or color enhancements are used. Seating products with a Natural finish include: Beech, Red Gum and Walnut.
Classic finishes use aniline dyes and water-based low VOC varnishes to produce a finish where the natural grain texture of the wood is clearly visible with uniform color throughout. Classic color finishes are: Walnut, Ebony or Stella Orange.
Lacquer finishes are smooth to the touch with a uniform color with no wood grain visible. There are no natural variations in color or texture. Lacquer finishes are available in Ebony or White.
Walnut and Ebony products come with a "Classic Walnut" seat and "Ebony Lacquer" arms and legs. The Ebony and Beech combination is composed of an "Ebony Lacquer" seat with "Natural Beech" arms and legs.
Natural Walnut vs. Classic Walnut: Natural walnut products have only a clear finish applied. The lighter beech core and darker walnut face veneer are brought into vivid contrast. Products with a Classic walnut finish have a stain applied to both the beech core and the face veneer which gives the products a uniform walnut color (very little contrast in color between the beech core and the walnut veneer).