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BDI’s wood finishes feature natural hardwood solids and veneers. Wood is a product of nature and - unlike man-made materials that can be manufactured to strict and consistent specifications - has natural imperfections that are part of its appeal and character. Every piece of wood differs from every other, even when coming from the very same tree. As such, variation in grain, texture and tone should be expected from one panel or piece of furniture to the next. It is this variation that separates natural wood from an engineered product, and variations should be expected as part of the beauty of a real wood finish.
BDI's Natural Walnut finish is clear-coated and does not include any stains or color modifiers whatsoever. This natural finish will typically change in appearance over time, usually starting out as a medium tone and then becoming darker, more amber over time with exposure to ambient natural light. It can also fade and get much lighter with exposure to direct sunlight. To avoid discolored spots in the wood tone, periodically move any items that are resting on the finished surfaces including lamps, vases, TVs, etc.