Tips For Caring For Your Solid Wood Furniture

When you have a piece of quality handmade wood furniture, you want to take care of it and make it last.

Tips For Caring For Your Solid Wood Furniture

Submitted by Swiss Valley F… on Tue, 04/17/2018 - 9:00am

When you have a piece of quality handmade wood furniture, you want to take care of it and make it last. Cool handmade furniture are unique pieces that are built to last and can bring an entire room together. But with a few simple, easy tips they can be passed down for generations, something not everyone can boast. First, keep handmade wood furniture away from radiators, heat vents, and direct sunlight. If you must put a piece of wood furniture next to an air duct, use a guard or shield to deflect the heat away. Extreme heat can damage the finish on wood furniture, so also exercise precaution and protect your furniture from hot plates, pots, and dishes.

Keep substances such as nail polish, nail polish remover, perfumes, aftershaves and other similar products off wood furniture. Any substance that contains solvents or alcohols can damage the surface. Store your Amish handmade furniture in a temperature and humidity-controlled setting. Solid wood furniture prefers an environment with a constant 35-45% humidity, which is another reason to avoid heating sources and direct sunlight. Solid wood will expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity.

And of course, with drinks use a coaster in order to avoid sweat from a glass or liquids to get onto the wood surface. If you do get some liquid on the surface, simply wipe it up with a clean cloth.