Methods to Maintain Your Wooden Pieces of Furniture

So you’ve decided to buy those cherry tree chairs and that amazing harvest table, now how will you make sure that theyre going to last a life time? Many people will agree that taking care of solid wood furniture is pretty simple. With the right tools and products you can also make sure your solid wood home furniture will always be a source of pride in your own home and it will last for a number of generations, never ever going out of style.
Amongst the most detrimental environmental factors for wood furnishings is moisture, depending on where you reside make sure that your wooden furniture is treated properly for the situations it is exposed to. If you are living in an exceedingly humid part of the country you might want to only spend money on tropical woods that will tolerate the changes in dampness. If your wooden furniture is subjected to changes in moisture it’ll expand and contract if the environment gets drier. I would suggest using a de-humidifier in high humidity spots to absorb all that excess dampness in the air, so that it doesn’t have an affect on your furniture.
Once you’ve figured out just how much you need to be concerned about moisture affecting your furniture, it’s pretty easy to take good care your furnishings. You need to dust routinely, so nothing collects on the surface and you can ensure that it stays looking stunning. Dust is pretty abrasive to wood, this means you have to be careful in the way you dust. Do not use too much water whenever you are dusting because if it pools or stains it can be hard to eliminate those stains. Employ a moist towel and dust with the grain, so that there wont be streaks left behind. Once you are finished dusting I would recommend using a product made especially for the treatment of wood, I personally use flax seed oil (or linseed oil) as it gives the wood a far more natural shine, though it doesn’t prevent scuff marks.

Henry Davidson

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