Two Brothers inquired if we might be able to refinish and modify a number of Oak butcher-block tables that had been sitting in storage for their new location in downtown Naperville, Craftsman. Our process began by stripping off the old black paint from the sixteen tables. From there, we ran all the tables through our belt sander to achieve a smooth finish. Four of the tables were 72’’ x 30’’ and they needed to be turned into twelve 24’’ x 30’’ tables. We cut the tables and then had to router the edges to make them all uniform.
Two Brothers wanted a worn look on the tops, so we ran a wire brush over the tops, which created grooves on the top of the table or distressing. Next, the tables were all stained a rich dark Walnut. Lastly, because the restaurant tables get beaten up, we sprayed all the tables with a stronger polyurethane finish than what we normally would spray. This finish is stronger but it’s harder to work with than our normal lacquer.