Furniture Care

As with most things, caring for your new furniture is mostly common sense. However we do have a few recommendations:

Cleaning

As with nearly all furniture, regular dusting will prolong the lustre and finish of your product which is why most of the time we suggest just giving your furniture a wipe with a dry, soft duster. If you have a more stubborn stain or mark you can rub on a very small amount of furniture bees-wax using 0000 Grade Wire Wool. (This is available in most local hardware shops. There is one on Wood Street, Old Town). Always rub in the direction of the grain and don’t apply a lot of force.

Use common sense and don't place wet or hot objects on your wooden furniture. Use mats and coasters to prevent damage, and wipe up spills promptly.

Sun & Heat

We can never recommend putting solid wooden furniture in direct sunlight or very close to radiators etc. If you are worried that your furniture is getting too much light or heat then giving it a more regular wax will help keep the wood moisturised and happy. It is also useful having plants in the vicinity as they help keep moisture in the air – which is also good for your skin!

Like nearly anything, sunlight can change the colour of wood over time. If you leave objects such as candleholders or vases on an uncovered wood surface, rotate them regularly to prevent dark or light spots.

Polishing

We have many different ranges made out of several different woods with a variety of finishes from Wax to Lacquer to paints. Generally you the more you polish or rub your furniture the more you will add to the patina or finish of the product. It is therefore important to wax/polish/clean the entire piece of furniture evenly and not concentrate on any particular area.

Moving your furniture

It is important never to drag your furniture. Not only can this damage your floor but it can put unnecessary force on joints and fittings. This is especially true with heavy Oak dining tables. Always use two people to help lift and manoeuvre your furniture into a new position.

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