Applying a finish can often be the most challenging part of any woodworking project but it doesn't have to be anymore.
We created our Omnia oils so that anyone regardless of experience could successfully finish their project.
Omnia is a monocoat product that does not require any pre-conditioner or varnish. All you need to do is prep the surface for finishing. This prep includes sanding.
For our slabs we recommend sanding 120 then 220. We recommend using an orbital sander with light pressure and very slow travel speed, approx 30 inches per minute. The light pressure is key to avoiding swirl marks. Also it is crucial to clean the surface between sanding grits to ensure there is no sawdust on the surface.
If you decide to keep the bark on your piece the only prep work is to remove any dust on its surface. If would like to remove the bark all you need is a wood chisel. When removing it apply light pressure and move your way down the edge. Once all the bark is removed you will need to follow the same sanding procedure as mentioned above. You want to ensure the edge has a nice smooth finish. You can also sand out any damage to the edge through sanding.
Once you are done sanding make sure you clean the surface with a cloth, vacuum or air gun to remove all sanding residue.
Now it's time to use our oil. The oil can be applied with any paintbrush which we find to be the easiest method. Ensure you cover the entire surface and edges including your live edge. If you are applying the oil to the bark you want to make sure to dab it to ensure all of it is covered. This oil will harden the bark to ensure it lasts for years and years. Allow the oil to penetrate the wood for 10 to 15 minutes and then remove all the excess oil with a cheesecloth or rag. When removing the oil it is best to follow the grain and really go over it a few times to ensure all the excess is removed.
To remove the excess from the bark simply dab it with the cloth all the way along the edge. Do not worry if you cannot remove all the excess from the bark since it will penetrate into and dry very well.
Now once you complete this step the oil become dry to the touch in about an hour and fully harden within a week. For best results we recommend light use until the 7 days are completed.
If you ever damage an area in the future all you need to do is sand the spot and reapply the oil. The repair will not be visible since it will blend perfectly with your existing finish.
If you have any questions or comments we are always happy to hear.
Please comment below! Also please send us photos of your completed projects.
Looking to add some extra storage or just simply a special touch to your room then this project is for you.
Our floating shelf should be the easiest shelf you'll ever install
Here is what you'll need to buy for this project:
Timber-Link Slab (you can choose either our square edge slabs or live edge slabs) These are available in 4', 6', 8' lengths.
HD 2.5" pocket hole screws
A partner to help you.
Here are the tools you'll need:
HD Impact driver bit
Omnia Natural Wood Oil
Find the studs on your wall so you can ensure the pocket hole screws are inserted into the stud for strength.
Make sure you mark where the studs are so you can align the holes on the Timber-Link slab.
We recommend finishing the slab with our Omnia natural wood oil prior to installing it on the wall. We currently have 12 colours available including Natural.
You can find a quick how to video on how to use our oils in our How To Video tab.
Next you'll need your partner to help hold up the shelf for you. Put the level on top of the shelf to make sure your shelf is level.
Now you will actually install the shelf onto the wall. Ensure your partner holds the shelf while you insert your HD 2.5" Pocket Hole screws.
And that's it you're done.
We installed 3 shelves for our boardroom and here is the finished project.
Want to add some character to your space with a unique end table, then this project is for you.
Here's what you'll need to buy:
Pine Slab 2'
15" Steel Furniture Legs
Omnia Natural Wood Oil
Sander + 220 / 120 grit sandpaper
Philips Screwdriver / Impact
This project is just about as easy as you can get. In total it should take you around 30 mins.
The first step is to sand your slab. We used a 220 grit sandpaper to create a very smooth surface.
The next step is to coat your poject with our Omnia Natural wood oil. We actually chose our Natural colour for this project since we loved the look of the knots on this slab and just wanted to enhance and preserve the look of them.
Can you see the difference? We just love the natural look of this slab. The oil also helps to preserve the bark and makes it rock hard so you can enjoy it for years to come.
All this took was of course one single coat. Please check out our Omnia oil video /blog post in order to get all the details of how to apply our oils.
The last step in this project is installing the legs.
We went a little crazy on this project and decided to paint them turquoise.
Any paint recommended for metal will do just fine.
We decided to use a chalk paint finish paint on these. We applied two coats.
We recommend utilizing the instructions provided on the packaging of your paint in order to finish the legs since each paint is different.
Now it's time to install the legs onto the slab.
Simply use your screwdriver or impact to install them. There are only 8 screws to install.