Over the years, I have worked with many different finishes. The two I use most frequently are proprietary blends developed by people passionate about woodworking. They protect against the elements and are easy to maintain. A high gloss or matte finish (and anything in between can be achieved.
Depending on what is wanted or what type of net is being made, between 5-9 long strips are laminated to each other and to the handle around a precise jig. Typically, for the frame, these are contrasting colored woods for beauty and variation. Straight-grained woods are preferred for a nice bend.
The handles are made using the most beautiful pieces of wood we can find. Mo nets are assembled using a very strong and durable waterproof resin glue. After gluing, various stages of sanding are the most time-consuming part of the process.
Mo nets are made using various exotic woods of the world. A few of these include Red Mallee, Coolibah, Maple (Curly, Quilted and Birdseye), Cherry, Teak, Verdecillo, Canarywood, Tigerwood, Zebrawood, Bubinga, Jatoba, Granadillo, African Padauk, Wenge, Lacewood, Walnut (Claro and Curly), African Mahogany and Katalox.