Buying Guide Finish

The McClure Difference Traditional Finish

See this video for information about the difference in the finish process on McClure Tables butcher block. We start with locally harvested hard rock Michigan grown hard maple. We machine these boards to a full 3" thick play-board build to last a lifetime. We don't put on a plastic poured epoxy top 1/4" thick then add that to the measurement when advertising our boards as 3"thick. 


McClure Tables uses a polyester chemical finish material that is three times harder than the petroleum product bar top epoxy polymer. We spray this on in very thin coats that allow for true playing surface on the precision machined play surface that is surfaced flat on our state of the art German planner and sanding machine that will machine a 22 foot board to a tolerance of .0005 of an inch. We would never want to risk simply pour a bar top epoxy on the fine machine work we have done. Plus the epoxy defeats the entire purpose of making a board 3" thick. You will find out through out this guide the history and purpose of a board thickness and also how often the advertised thickness is deceptive. 

  The McClure difference is we use the same piano finish found on fine musical instruments and the finest furniture in the wood working industry. The materials we use are imported from Italy and are the best finish materials available in the wood working industry. See the video above for details on Shuffleboard Table finish.