The wooden surfaces are treated with oil in two layers with a light sanding in between the coats. As standard the birch is treated with a white pigmented oil and the oak with natural oil. As for paint we use traditional egg-oil tempera or eco friendly paint from Farrow & Ball
We use linseed based oil when treating our wooden furniture. It takes a long time to dry but gives a beautiful and long lasting result. After the first coat has been applied the piece is allowed to dry for 24 hours. The surface is then sanded before a second coat is applied, which dries to give a velvet smooth surface.
Soap is an optional surface treatment for wood. The soap finish gives a natural look where the wooden feeling is kept fully. These surfaces are more sensitive than the oiled ones but are very easy to maintain and re-condition. Just use soap water and a damp cloth to wipe your piece of furniture with the grain regularly. This will protect the wood and make it more durable with time. We use natural soap for the oak and white pigmented soap for the birch to keep the blonde look.
Egg-oil tempera is a natural paint with a long tradition. It gives a beautiful and long lasting surface to your furniture. The paint has a matt finish but can recieve an egg shell-like gloss if rubbed with a brush after the paint has been allowed to dry for two, three weeks. The tempera has hardened after four weeks but becomes even harder over time. It can take from six month up to two years before it has fully hardened.
We also use paint from the British company Farrow & Ball. Their paint has been developed and refined since the 1940´s and is today one of the most environmentally friendly options on the market. Their paint contains 30% more pigment than other brands and their colour chart “is to die for”. For more information please visit