Amish Tables Choosing the Right Stain

Choosing the wood type is only part of the process.  Complimenting those beautiful grain patterns with the perfect stain is an equally important step. Each wood type will absorb and showcase stain colors differently, but each are designed to enhance the beauty of the wood.

  1. How to Select the Perfect Dining Room Table Style
  2. How Many People Do You Want to Seat
  3. How to Decide on Your Furniture Wood Type
  4. Color, Warmth and Choosing the Right Stain
  5. Finding the Perfect Chair to Match Your Table
  6. With Accent Furniture to Complete the Room
  7. Adding The Finishing Touches - Decorating your Finished Room

The Staining Process

Our team of Amish finishers uses a professional grade stain that is sprayed onto the furniture and allowed to soak in.  It is then wiped off by hand.  It is sealed and top coated with our catalyzed varnish for a beautifully finished product. 

choosing the right stain for your furniture


Stains, Paints and More

We offer a wide variety of stain colors from natural (which is just a top coat applied to the natural wood) to stains as dark as ebony (which is almost black).  Or you can choose from a wide selection of paint colors to either pair with the stains for a two-tone look or to use on the entire piece. 

In addition to our stains and paints, you can also add specialty finishing techniques for an even more customized look.  We have everything from rub-through, matte sheen, glazes and more.  You can find out more about our finishing techniques in our Blog Post: Specialty Finishes Explained.

Selecting the Right Color

How do you know what stain or paint will work in your home?  We recommend looking at the room overall.  

  • What are the tones in your room?  Consider the wall color, flooring, light sources, other furnishings, area rug, etc.  
  • Do you want your new dining set to be the focal point or blend in?
  • Do the tones have cool undertones or warm? 
  • Are you trying to achieve a more formal or relaxed look?

Finding Your Style

If you are trying to achieve a more contemporary look, you could choose a natural finish or a darker stain like Rich Tobacco or Ebony.  

If your home is more traditional, one of the reddish or red-brown stains may be the perfect compliment. 

Or maybe your style tends to be more eclectic, so you could try staining the table a medium toned brown stain with chairs in a complimenting lighter or darker stain.

For a Country Chic look, you could paint the base of the table a warm white and stain the top of the table a light to medium tone brown.  Do the same two-tone technique to your chairs to complete the look.

If you love the beach, consider painting the entire piece our classic white for a fresh look. 

Since all of our furniture is made to order, you can finish your dining set exactly as you want!  With each variation, your dining set begins to take on a little more of your style until the end result is a perfectly chosen piece that will look just right in your home.  What will your dining set look like? 

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