ROBERT JAMES COLLECTION finishes are created with full understanding of the material. White Oak, Walnut, and Iron are all gifts from nature. Our craftsmen honor each material with environmentally conscious finishes, artfully applied to enhance their unique organic beauty.


White Oak

We painstakingly wire brush our White Oak by hand to highlight the beautiful grain. Then, all layers are hand-applied to achieve the final finish. Our goal is to achieve an organic finish that complements the natural beauty of the wood with each piece. All pieces are finished in a satin sheen top coat.


Walnut is a sensuous hardwood with a subtle, yet beautiful grain. Select Walnut finishes are available wire-brushed. This creates a slightly textured, scratch resistant, and durable surface. All of the non wire-brushed Walnut finishes may be wire-brushed, but we recommend a strike-off as this technique will change the character of the finish. All pieces are finished with satin top coat.

Iron and Steel

We love working with these materials. There's not much our ironsmiths can't do! Our iron and steel finishes represent organic colors and textures of natural patinas that occur over time.

Cast Stone

Cast Stone finishes are subtle replications of Limestone. "Quarry" exposes a slight amount of sand while "Siltstone" has a mottled effect. "Chalk White" is a clean white plaster finish, over a slightly textured surface. All are finished with several coats of hi-quality penetrating flat sealer.