Wood care guide
Caring for your handmade wooden furniture...
Finish: Our solid wood furniture is finished in a durable clear matt lacquer. This provides an easy to care for durable finish that doesn't compromise the natural beauty of the wood grain.
Care: Solid woods may expand and shrink with differences in temperature and humidity. Therefore it’s normal for small cracks and gaps to appear in the wood over time. Take care not to place your furniture next to radiators or anywhere subject to excessive changes in temperature or moisture content. We recommend that all kitchenware and beverages should be placed on mats and any spillages should be wiped away immediately.
Cleaning: To clean, wipe with a damp cloth before buffing with a dry cloth. In the event of more stubborn marks, a solution of mild detergent should be used on the cloth. Silicone based polishes should not be used on the wood as they will build up and leave a sticky residue on the surface. Also avoid using sanitsers and bleach as they break down the chemical properties of lacquer causing it to soften. Softer lacquer is more likely to peel or discolour and is more easily marked.
Heat: Never place hot items such as dishes directly onto the table without using a heat resistant mat or trivet as direct heat will draw out the moisture in the wood leaving a ring mark ingrained into the wood.
If you have any queries or questions regarding our finishes or how to care for your furniture please don't hesitate to give a call or email and we'll be happy to help!