Throughout our decade long conversation with our clients, many of them tell us they are overwhelmed by too many choices, they love solid wood furniture but they also love slick ultra-modern furniture.
Our motto: Buy what spark joy for you and have the feeling that having it at your living space is an extension of your character. This is a proven sure-fire way that you will end up always loving it.
Below are our take on solid wood furniture:
Now that winter is over, we wanted to remind our client to remember to take care of their solid wood furniture. So your solid wood furniture will last a life time and age beautifully.
• Dust often. Small particles of dust may seem harmless, but enough buildup can scratch the wood's finish. Dust at least weekly with a soft, lint-free cloth. Stay away from Pledge and other dust polish, as they contain silicones that can soak into the grain of the wood and damage it for good.
•Watch humidity levels. Try to keep humidity levels in your home between 40 and 45%. It’s important to keep your home with a/c or de-humidifier in the summer month to prevent your furniture from warping. If the humidity gets too high, Parts of your wood furniture may absorb excess moisture from the air and expand, and could potentially warp.
• Nourish your solid wood furniture. It is said that if wood furniture could talk, it would be crying out for water during the dry winter months. During winter when heating systems run, the relative humidity of a home's indoor air can plummet to 13 percent or less--drier than Death Valley. That dry air steals moisture wherever it can--walls, floors and furniture. Dry indoor air can suck enough moisture from its surroundings to do permanent damage to wood, causing it to crack or split. These past winter months been especially long and harsh, So it’s very important that you give nourishment to your solid wood furniture -- by rubbing it thoroughly( please follow the grain pattern of the wood) with a hard, carnauba wax to help protect it from drying . We recommend feed-n-wax to polish your furniture once every 3-6 months.
Daily Dos and Don’ts
Blot clean all spills immediately.
Use coasters to prevent sweating beverages from leaving rings on the finish.
Winter Care for solid wood Furniture
As Winter is approaching, we would like to remind our client to take proper care take of the environment the wood lives, in the winter month when heating systems run, the relative humidity of a home's indoor air can plummet to 13 percent or less--drier than Death Valley. That dry air steals moisture wherever it can--walls, floors and furniture. Dry indoor air can suck enough moisture from its surroundings to do permanent damage to wood, causing it to crack or split.
To help protect your wood furniture from the effects of winter's desiccating dryness, take these steps:
1. Change your thermostat settings gradually as the seasons change. We recommend placing solid wood furniture in room temperature (68 – 72 degrees Fahrenheit) with a relative humidity between 40-45%. Use a humidifier, preferably one with an automatic control system that can sense the humidity level and adjust itself accordingly.
2. Carefully consider the placement of your furniture. Avoid direct sunlight, heat sources, and bright lighting. Also, do not place solid wood furniture within close proximity to radiators, heating vents, space heaters, ovens, or wood burning stoves.
3. As wood is a natural material, it needs to breath, and live in an environment that will let them thrive, do not use vinyl table cloths and/or glass tops on your solid wood furniture especially table tops, as these things might cause the wood to warp and crack.
4. Rub it thoroughly with a good-quality furniture polish to help protect it. We recommend fed-e-wax. Rubbing it along the grain of the wood, it nourishes the wood and helps to condition the wood.