Furniture Sanding and StainsFive rustic looks, you choose the style that fits best into your decor. Notice the different colors in each stain, as well as the different levels of sanding for the totally unfinished to the most finished look.
Wood Styles by Popularity
Tamarack - The most popular finish is the sanded and beautifully stained Tamarack style. "Tamarack" comes from a Native American word meaning "wood used for snow shoes", which suitably describes these functional and fashionable pieces.
Black Forest - Sanded finish with dark stain to keep your decor deep in the virgin forest.
Natural Bark - The quintessential definition of rustic furniture. The roughest edges removed and the wood cleaned, but other than that it is left in its natural appearance.
Sonoma - Ultra-sanded for a clean, light look.
Dakota - Lightly sanded and richly stained to match the decor of many lodges.
Levels of Sanding on Wood
Sonoma is the most fully sanded style. Smooth and light finish.
Tamarack is a medium sanding and stained to highlight the wood grain. Most popular style!
Black Forest has a medium sanding and a dark stain.
Dakota has been lightly sanded, removing just enough bark for stain to adhere.
Natural Bark has been cleaned and rubbed with soft sandpaper.
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