Caring For Hardwood Furniture

 
The appeal of solid hardwood furniture is that each piece is unique in terms of colour, natural marks and grain patterns and workmanship. Consequently, you may notice some differences between items from the same range; any such differences are considered an integral part of this totally natural product.

 Due to the very nature of solid hardwood furniture, all ranges will feature varying degrees of distressing from piece to piece; this may include wood splits, filling, knots, distress marks, antiquing etc. As above, such features are considered integral to the 'traditional' charm of solid hardwood furniture. To complement these unique qualities, some of our ranges are crafted to have a 'distressed' or 'rustic' styling. This is very much intended by our skilled craftsman and makes each piece totally unique with a 'lived in' appearance.

Quality hardwood furniture can easily last a lifetime and beyond with the right care. It's surprisingly easy to look after and a small amount of care will extend your furniture's life considerably.

Take a look at our hints and tips on how to keep your furniture looking its best.


Furniture Wax Polish

One of the best ways to help your furniture is to treat it with wax polish and to continue treating it at three month intervals. Doing so will protect and nourish the timbers; creating a long-lasting, protective seal. 

Do not use household cleaning products, solvents or cleaners intended for materials other than hardwood furniture as they are liable to damage the finish.

Please note that failure to treat your hardwood furniture properly could result in drying and splitting, and even the invalidation of your warranty.

 

Do's

  • Treat your furniture with wax polish upon receipt and then every three months to protect and nourish the wood
  • Blot up spills with a soft, slightly damp cloth
  • Use coasters, placemats and tablecloths to protect furniture during use

 

Don'ts

  • Place items of furniture in areas which receive direct sunlight, as this can cause fading to the finish
  • Place furniture directly next to heating or air conditioning vents
  • Use household cleaning products, solvents or cleaners intended for materials other than hardwood furniture