Why finish timber??
Timber could be said to be a living, breathing thing. It sucks in moisture in the air and dries out when the air is parched. All timber needs to be treated be it with lacquer, varnish, polyurethane, paint or oil in order to maintain its shape and lustre. Maintaining a level moisture content in timber is essential to keeping a piece looking and functioning at its best. If the moisture content in a piece of timber is constantly changing it will warp and bend reducing the struct