In everything we do at BARN XO, we make sure to put focus on environmentally friendly manufacturing practices. This includes our finishes and stains.
Traditional stains typically contain harsh chemicals and have strong odors which can cause headaches and nausea. The result, a natural product filled with harmful chemicals and a process which often leaves a home uninhabitable for days.
All of our stains are Green, non-voc (or low-voc), eco-friendly finishes. This result is a non-toxic, no odor finish with the same durability and aesthetic of traditional toxic finishes.
Why does this matter?
VOCs: Many paints contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which refers to a class of chemicals that evaporate readily at room temperature. When these VOC’s off-gas, a process that can last for weeks depending on the type of paint, they may cause a variety of health problems like nausea; dizziness; irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract; heart, lung, or kidney damage; and even cancer.
In addition to polluting our indoor air, they can make their way outside to contaminate outdoor air as well.
Fungicides and biocides: Finishes also contain toxic fungicides to prevent mildew growth, and biocides, which are used as preservatives to extend the full shelf life. Toxic biocides can be detected in the air five years after paint is applied. Like VOCs, fungicides and biocides contaminate both indoor and outdoor air. If paint is not disposed of properly, they can also seep into groundwater.
Pigments: Some of the toxic chemicals in finishes come from the substances used to color them. Instead of chemical pigments, look for paints made with all-natural pigments.
Barn xo has met and surpassed my expectations! High quality reclaimed barn wood furniture at a reasonable price. Great customer service! Jerry helped me find what I was looking for and got it to me fast!
Purchased a console table with custom dimensions, this exceeded expectations! We chose a beeswax finish which looks perfect, and the wood was finished nicely. Adjustable ends on our hairpin legs are key for our uneven floorboards. The BarnXO team was so easy to work with, and they knew exactly what we needed.
There are great looking, very sturdy stools. Minor issue...flat, hard seats. Foam pad solved that. The seats and metal frames were shipped from different locations, and the screw holes to join them were slightly off in some places and had to be redrilled. No big deal.
These bar stools were the perfect addition to my new kitchen. I really appreciated Kyle's patience with all of my questions and willingness to accommodate the custom height request. The stools arrived on time and to my exact specifications. They were easy to assemble and look great.
I was very impressed by both the quality of the product and the exceptional customer service here! It was so easy to communicate with the owner and he made sure my custom made table & bench were exactly what I wanted!! It was shipped promptly and was actually super easy to assemble (user-friendly instructions included). Looking to get an entertainment center next!!
Great communication and fast arrival. We ordered clear coat on wooden seat which was a lot lighter than sample pictured. We should have asked for physical sample and ended up sanding/ staining. Regardless very pleased with the purchase. Highly recommend seller.
Received this table today. It is gorgeous and very well made. Like a work of art. It was packed incredibly well! Took approximately 4 weeks from the day I ordered it. Fairly easy to assemble as the legs are color coded. Getting a hold of the shipping company to find out delivery day was dicey. It was delivered today with no phone call, no notice. Good thing I was home. I live in a gated community and the driver wouldn't have been allowed in. Other than that, I am so pleased to own this incredible piece of hand made furniture made from reclaimed wood.
I purchases these chairs for my restaurant and I just can say good things about them. Great high-quality product, fast shipment and prompt reaction when I had questions. All in all a very good experience.