Wood Furniture Care
Our wood furniture is finished with a fine lacquer top coat which adds to its beauty and helps preserve the color. No wood or wood finish is indestructible, so you must perform regular care and maintenance.
- Clean up spills immediately – all liquids will damage lacquer finishes.
- Never use cleaners that contain ammonia, abrasives, silicones or acetone. These chemicals will damage the lacquer finishes.
- Avoid placing rubber or plastic on wood furniture, as their ingredients can react with lacquer finishes. Rubber feet found on the bottoms of clocks, lamps, etc. should be changed to felt.
- Avoid direct sunlight to prevent fading.
- Periodically check and retighten any hardware as necessary, but be careful not to over-tighten.
Wood is unique
Expect variations in grain, color, fit & finishing.
Please be aware the color and finish you see online may not be an exact match to the product you receive. There are a number of reasons for this including your computer monitor, seasonality, graining and texture. Ask us for a color sample prior to ordering if you have any concerns.
No two pieces of wood are identical. There may be variations in grain character and/or color shade. For our Natural finish, we typically use Maple or White Birch because of its ability to keep the shade of color as well as durable. That being said – wood is a natural material and will be affected by air, light, moisture and temperature variations.
Wood is porous
Wood expands and contracts as humidity changes in the home.
Fluctuations in temperature or humidity can cause joints to open & close and/or wood to warp and crack. When extreme changes occur, moisture may become trapped under the finish, which can lead to cracking & peeling.
As wood expands and contracts it may cause cracking in the joints of painted furniture. This is considered normal and unavoidable. Standard painters caulk works well as a concealer and is easy to use.