Care Guide For Hardwood Furniture
Quality hardwood furniture is built to last a lifetime.
There are some simple things you can do to extend the life of your wooden wine rack significantly.
Please note that failure to treat your hardwood furniture as instructed could result in drying and splitting, and fading.
As almost half the weight of freshly sawn wood is water, we at Wooden Wine Racks ensure that all timbers undergo a drying process to carefully reduce any moisture content to leave just enough so that it can properly acclimatise to the relative humidity in your home. Our furniture is finished with a low sheen lacquer, which means that it only requires buffing with a formulated wax polish and soft cloth to keep it in top condition. If using a spray polish, use one that has a high content of natural Beeswax, as spray polishes not formulated for use with genuine wood products can dry out natural wood. Do not spray directly onto the furniture, but spray onto a cloth, polish, then buff up using a separate dry cloth (the use of quality cloths will achieve the best results).
We have some simple Do’s and Don’ts below.
Do treat your furniture with beeswax polish immediately upon receipt and then every three months to protect and nourish the wood
Do blot up spills immediately with a soft, slightly damp cloth
Do use coasters, placemats and tablecloths to protect furniture during use
Do rotate or rearrange decorative items like vases and ornaments to avoid fade marks
Don’t place items of furniture in areas which receive direct sunlight, as this can cause fading to the finish
Don’t place furniture directly next to heating or air conditioning vents
Don’t use household cleaning products, solvents or cleaners intended for materials other than hardwood furniture, as they are liable to damage the finish
What do I do if I spill liquid directly on my oak furniture?
Moisture is the worst enemy of wooden furniture, so all spillages should be wiped away at once. When cleaning, water should only be used in small quantities –preferably just a lightly damp cloth (not wet!) should be used, and the item should always be wiped completely dry afterwards in the direction of the grain to ensure that no moisture is left behind. No moisture should ever be left on the furniture and you should never use any soaps, detergents, chemicals, abrasive materials or strong cleaners on your furniture as this will damage the lacquered finish. Always protect surfaces from hot objects, so the use of high quality place mats and coasters are strongly advised