Finishing equipment is used to give the product a finished
look. To be more precise, it is used to transform a product,
in this case furniture, from its raw and unfinished state to
a polished and finished end product. Finishing equipments
need not necessarily be machines; they can also be paints
and polishes used on furniture.
The wood finishing industry consists of furniture and
cabinet finishing and reupholstering facilities, and repair
shops. The majority of the furniture being refinished is
made of wood, but metal furniture also requires finishing.
Each furniture business has developed its own unique
procedures for completing its work, but the basic steps in
all finishing processes are practically identical. Finish on
the old piece is removed and the raw surface is sanded,
stained and bleached. The pores are then filled and a sealer
is applied. Finally, several coats of transparent or
coloured film are applied for protection or appearance.
Finishing equipment has the following categories: