We finish all but one of our wood-based products by hand with a mix of plant-based oils and waxes. The process is simple, but time consuming. Starting off, you take a small rag, dip it in oil, then apply it to the surface of the wood with circular strokes while taking care not to miss a spot. (For many, this is the most satisfying step of the manufacturing process, as the result of all the hard work - the chopping and shaping and sanding - is over, and the full beauty of the wood is suddenly revealed.) When the wood’s completely covered, you take a clean rag, wipe the excess oil dry, and set the product aside to dry for 24 hours.