2 Mar 2017
How to Care for Your Timber Furniture
Common sense should prevail as to the dos and don'ts with your timber furniture. The following tips will help you enjoy your furniture for many years to come.
Levelling Your Furniture
It is essential that your furniture be positioned on a level surface to ensure doors hang correctly and open smoothly.
Avoid Sunlight and Heat
Avoid exposing your furniture to excessive heat either from the sun or heaters. This will remove the natural moisture from the timber that can lead to cracking. If it is unavoidable, regular waxing of your furniture will lessen or even prevent the level of cracking. Furthermore, direct sunlight will cause the colour of real wood to change even if it's stained, painted or lacquered. This would be particularly apparent if the furniture is placed near a window.
Never place hot dishes directly on to wooden or painted surfaces. If you can't hold it in your hand then don't put it down on any wooden surface. Use placemats where ever possible. Also, the rubber feet on some electrical appliances contain chemicals than can leave a permanent mark on furniture surfaces. Care should be taken.