Our Cosmetic Standards
OUR COSMETIC STANDARD
At Fargo Woodworks, we take great pride in each and every unique piece that we sell. The pieces that we produce are handcrafted, built with solid wood and finished by our team.
Given the handmade and hand finished nature of the products we craft, variations and imperfections in the wood should be expected and celebrated! Just as every tree is unique, so too is every piece that is handcrafted and hand finished just for you.
Every piece will have a unique grain pattern and slight color variation as a result of that unique grain pattern. Other characteristics of handcrafted solid wood pieces include: open knots, visible brush strokes, micro-imperfections and textural variations in the durable, hand brushed finishes, unique distress marks, exposed screws, wood filler marks, joint lines, and distinctive nicks, splits, cracks, and other imperfections.
We allow up to approx. 1" of variation across all measurements due to the custom nature of the handcrafted items we build.
Those who do not appreciate the beauty of these variations and imperfections should not purchase handcrafted pieces. Solid wood may expand and contract due to changes in temperature and humidity. This means that the gaps between the boards of a traditional table top may get wider over time and need to be cleaned. This natural movement enhances the one of a kind beauty of handcrafted solid wood pieces. It does not affect structural integrity and is not considered defective. For customers that prefer to never have gaps between their table top boards, we recommend choosing our jointed top option, which eliminates cracks and spaces between the boards in the table tops. Jointed tops expand and contract as a whole. You will still see the beautiful and natural open knots on jointed table tops. We do not offer machine manufactured perfection - no two pieces are exactly alike since your item is crafted to your order specifications. We celebrate the true uniqueness of every piece of solid wood that is built and finished by hand in our wood shop.