I was called in to refinish this thirteen foot long slab of bubinga hardwood in the Shaughnessy area of Vancouver, British Columbia. The finish had major defects in it, such as bubbles and uneven sheen throughout. It had to be sanded down using my floor sanding machines.
I finished it off with a 6″ sander to 180 grit. Multiple coats of oil based polyurethane were applied. The client initially requested gloss (shown in gallery), but later settled on satin (also shown). I finalized everything by polishing it to 2500, and buffed it with polishing compound. The polished satin looks great, yielding a highly reflective and smooth surface. The final result resembles a polished pearl finish.