Solid Wood Care & Maintanance

With a little care and maintenance, solid wood furniture can retain its original beauty and durability for a lifetime. However, for this to be possible, we have outlined some of the measures that need to be taken.

Solid wood is a living product. Our furniture is crafted from solid wood that is kiln dried, retaining enough moisture in the wood for the furniture to properly acclimatize to your home. Wood will however, continue to exchange moisture with the air, expanding and contracting in response to changes in relative humidity.

Solid wood’s response to dry air is to lose moisture and shrink a bit. The halves of an extension table may part slightly, or a few tiny openings may appear on a surface. This will correct itself as the relative humidity rises, and the wood absorbs enough moisture to expand again. In extreme conditions the wood may be under enough stress to crack.

Solid wood’s response to high humidity levels is to absorb moisture. This can result in making moving parts nonfunctional or may force apart mitred corners. This should correct itself when your relative humidity returns back to a normal percentage.

Below are a few tips to maintain your solid wood furniture