I started LAK of Ink co. more than a year ago for custom design and creation. I have always been a highly creative person; I enjoy working in many mediums, from illustration and painting, to sculpture and furniture. If it inspires me, I will utilize it. Prior to marriage and children, I was very active with art. For a time I hung up my pen for a hammer. In construction I have had the opportunity to acquire a number of skills that I now employ, opening new doors to creativity. LAK of Ink co. was born.
My wife has always encouraged my creativeness. Not always understanding, but none the less supported me. Eventually she began to help with projects, glue-ups, sanding, and finishing. She is a sounding board for ideas and an active contributor of concepts. Now she actively contributes her own creations and hand crafts.
As parents, child safety is of the highest priority. This is why we use non-toxic and food grade stains and finishes on our toy and kitchen products.
For a wood toy to last even one child’s lifetime, the wood must be protected. Without protection, one cup of juice spilled on a wood toy would virtually destroy it. Causing staining, sticky nastiness that is impossible to clean.
I use clear polyurethane as the primary finish. I hand rub in then wipe off the excess, twice. This produces the thinnest possible build up that offers durable and permanent layer of protection.
A final coat of wax repels water and is a maintainable first line of defense. Wax will wear off with normal handling and play.
Washington residents will be charged sales tax.
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