How to Care for Your Solid Wood Furniture
It’s becoming increasingly popular to invest in good quality, stylish, solid wood furniture. Spending more on your furniture often means it’ll stand the test of time, but only if the wood is properly cared for throughout its life. Here are a few simple tips that outline how you can care for and prolong the life of your timeless, classic wood furniture.
Keep Your Furniture Out of Direct Sunlight
The temperature of the hot summer sun has the ability to fade and ultimately destroy fine finishes that are present on solid wood furniture. It can cause the wood to dry out, which will subsequently shrink it, allowing cracks to occur. Keep the furniture out of especially cold and damp environments and situate them away from large windows.
Use Coasters, Placemats And Tablecloths
If you have a solid wood dining table, for example, it’s most likely used every single day. Keep those surfaces covered where possible. Place cups on coasters, hot plates on placemats and lay a durable tablecloth down if you have small children who enjoy doing crafts. Once you’ve finished using the surface, simply clear away the tablecloth, placemats or coasters to reveal the beautiful natural wood underneath, ready to be admired once again.
Ensure Your Furniture Is Away From Electric Heaters and Vents
Much like the detrimental effects of the summer sun, heat can dry out and shrink the wood which will ultimately cause cracks. If there’s a room in your house which is particularly warm, use a humidifier to help replace the lost moisture.
Ask The Joiner For Advice
Depending on the type of wood, there will be different ways to care for it. If you aren’t sure, or simply want to prolong its life, it’s always best to ask the joiner for advice. They’ll be able to provide you with informative, expert guidance on how to care for your solid wood furniture, even down to removing those stubborn stains.
Here at Live with Wood, we’re proud to supply our customers with handmade, bespoke wood furniture of outstanding quality. From rustic wardrobes, mirrors and bedside tables to TV units, bookcases and coffee tables, we’re always on hand to expertly craft a piece of solid wood furniture that meets all of your requirements, specifications and expectations. To find out more about the products we sell and the bespoke services we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us today - we’re always happy to help.