Deena Mccoy Table November 16th, 2018 - 04:27:42
Solid wood furniture can last for generations when it's properly cared for whether you recently invested in solid wood furniture or inherited a family heirloom. We have a few tips to preserve the life of your furniture. One of the biggest factors that can affect solid wood furniture is humidity. Wood is a natural material and will respond to its environment. Wood tends to expand in a humid climate and contract in a dry climate.
Some of this flexing is expected but left unchecked. It can cause permanent damage to the piece to be aware of the humidity in your region of the country and utilize. Air conditioning and humidifiers to maintain consistent humidity in your home humidity should be maintained at about 35 to 45 percent. We recommend keeping the hygrometer to measure the humidity in your homes, be careful about your furniture proximity to heating and cooling them.
Both water and heat can cause the finish to lift off a wooden surface, causing a foggy white spot. A good rule of thumb is if an object is too hot to hold comfortably. Don't set that object on your wooden surface, protect your furniture from heat and water damage with hot pads and coasters. If the liquid is spilled on the wood, simply wipe it up before it. Soaks, through the finish clean, your furniture regularly with a warm damp rag avoid silicon-based furniture polish, including many widely available commercial brands, which can leave a spotty shine, wax, does little to protect varnish wood and may create a filmy build up over time.
We recommend a light application of silicone free and wax free polish when you feel your furniture needs of fresh shine. Our favorite is the heirloom essentials, cleaner, and polish available at Dutch crater. We recommend purchasing furniture with a catalyzed conversion varnish to help protect your wood from scratches and other damage, whatever the finish, it is best not to slide or drag dinnerware across wood or right directly on top of the wood. These can cause scratching and visible damage.
If your new furniture lets off an odor upon arrival, don't worry this is a temporary process called off-gassing that occurs after finishing of the wood, open any doors and drawers in the piece and keep the furniture in a well-ventilated space to aid the process. It may also help to set a cup of vinegar in or on the furniture which neutralizes the odor cherry wood darkens.