MH Fine Furniture
Matthew Hensley

about me
poker table gallery
ottoman & serving trays
purchasing
matt@mhfinefurniture.com
619-749-1953
1271 el rey ave., el cajon , ca 92021
619-749-1953
1271 el rey ave., el cajon , ca 92021
matt@mhfinefurniture.com
Thank you for your interest in my ottoman and serving trays and below is a little about them. I take a great deal of pride in what I build; creating furniture that is not only unique and visually pleasing but is also built with time honored techniques that insure that it will last a lifetime. My trays in particular are designed so that they can easily be refinished, so they are not meant to be thrown away in a few years. I choose to build furniture to last generations, rather than disposable furniture, as I believe it be the most eco-friendly in addition to providing the most value to the customer.
Matthew Hensley

-Ottoman and serving trays ST01 and ST02 come in two sizes ~ 20" x 30" and 16"x 24" which will generally fit your average size ottoman. All other tray styles can be built to custom sizes, email or call for specifics

-All the trays (except ST01 & ST02 which are built to a different price point) have a Baltic birch plywood substrate onto which I glue down the veneer. I choose the more expensive Baltic birch rather than the industry standard MDF (pressed board) for its significant strength and more importantly it won't swell if it was to come in contact with a liquid (spilled glass). I also use a rigid glue, so as to prevent any movement between the veneer and substrate which can happen with contact adhesives and wood glues.

-All of the trays have a carpeted bottom, so as not to scratch the surface on which it is resting.

-The finish on my trays is what sets them apart from production furniture. I use a combination of a penetrating oil, shellac, and water based top coat lacquer/varnish to really bring out the figure of the woods and veneers. The panels are also finished and buffed out to a high gloss to magnify this chattonace (figure) of the wood. Keep in mind I can always easily take the finish down to a satin sheen (hand rubbed look) if so desired.

-The lacquered/varnished finish is resistant to water and alcohol like most furniture and only requires a wet sponge for clean up.





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