1. What is Grain
It all starts with picking the
highest quality wood. We start with 6/4 Select Grade, Kiln
Dried Mahogany. (that's the highest grade wood available) That's
a full 1&1/2" inches thick. Then we surface it down to 1 & 1/4"
inches thick and straight line one edge.
3. Sequenced Pieces
The next step is to finish sand
the case. Then we stain it using our proprietary deep
penetrating Transparent oil based stain. (we mix
this stain ourselves) This stain penetrates deep into the wood
to bring out the natural beauty of the wood grain. It is a
transparent stain so it does not cover up the grain of the wood,
it brings it out. This is the reason our cases have such a deep
luster to them that grows deeper with time as the case ages.
2. Surfaced and straight
Then we rip the wood to the width
needed for each particular case. Then we plane, route & rabbit
the edges as needed. Then we cut the pieces to length and miter
the ends. We keep the same piece of wood in sequence for each
case so the grain of the wood matches all the way around the
case. This is Grain Matching. Finally we assemble
4. Stained Case
Then we move on to the finishing
process. We start by spraying 4 coats of Catalyzed
Lacquer Sanding Sealer, sanding in between each
coat. Then we spray 4 more coats of high gloss Catalyzed
Lacquer Top Coat for a total of 8 coats. This
Catalyzed Lacquer creates the hardest finish available.
This 8 coat lacquering process "sets off" the stain in the wood
and brings out a depth and clarity that is simply stunning. This
is why our cases are unrivaled in Quality and Beauty!