Keeping that old, worn “look” is part of the challenge

OFS Corp Shop Services

A unique wood and metal finishing project arrives at the OFS Shop

These 2½” solid oak tables are industrial chic and the goal is to keep them that way. The design of this style office furniture combines the elements of metal and wood to create a rugged work surface.

Large, rusty metal steel beams form the base. For this project, the customer asked that the metallic surfaces be coated and sealed, while still preserving the rust spots and grease pencil markings on the table bases and legs. The solid oak tops will be finished using a durable catalyzed polyurethane coating for protection.

Here are some photos from before the start of the project: