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.