Grande Ecurie - Versailles Polished oak bench
Grande Ecurie - Versailles was inspired by two oak benches belonging to the heritage collections of the Chateau de Versailles. Both had eventful lives before being honoured by Tectona. In the hands of Jean-Yves Grandfils, a Meilleur Ouvrier de France exercising his talents at Tectona, the Grande Ecurie - Versailles bench has now been adapted for use by the general public, including visitors to the Château de Versailles and private individuals. Some changes were made: the seat, originally in velvet, is now wooden but the visual impression remains unaltered. The use of mortise-and-tenon joints, in accordance with traditional cabinet-making techniques, is preserved, in order to provide the required sturdiness to this historic bench.
1. How to maintain your oak furniture?
Use a damp sponge, wipe... to clean and dust your oak furniture. The Muse bench is varnished oak, the varnish is very solid (alkyd based bi component). This bench is intended for indoor use only.
2. Should you varnish or oil your oak furniture?
No need, the applied varnish is very resistant.
3. You have just stained your furniture?
It all depends on the nature of the stain. It is important to know that the applied varnish is waterproof so water stains should not damage your bench thanks to the varnish used. If the stain is important and anchored to the wood, it is necessary to sand the furniture to find the color of the wood and to revarnish it with a varnish golden oak.
4. Does oak forms a patina ?
No, oak does not form a patina. Its color remains intact because the varnish protects the wood. The varnish is very resistant to UV.