Why is Allowing Your Wood to Cure so Important?

If you’ve ever purchased wood products, chances are, you’ve heard the term “curing” in reference to your wood. But what is curing, and why is it so important?

Why is Allowing Your Wood to Cure so Important?

Submitted by Swiss Valley F… on Tue, 09/06/2016 - 3:32am

If you’ve ever purchased wood products, chances are, you’ve heard the term “curing” in reference to your wood. But what is curing, and why is it so important? Here’s a brief explanation to help you understand how this process protects your wooden furniture.

At Swiss Valley Furniture, our curing process involves the use of dual component finishing products that are applied to finished pieces of wood furniture. These products are applied at the end of the manufacturing process and play an essential role in protecting your wood from heat damage, stains, and other factors that could damage your furniture’s appearance.

During the first month after your wood furniture has been manufactured, however, the wood is still vulnerable, as our finishing products typically require between 7 days, one week to achieve their maximum protective quality. Buyers need to exercise additional caution during this time if they wish to maintain their furniture’s appearance.

Wood furniture is particularly vulnerable to heat-related damage during this period. To protect your wooden furniture, always place coasters or table pads between hot objects (like coffee mugs or serving bowls) and the furniture’s surface. These simple precautions will allow your finish to reach its full strength and provide the durability needed for your furniture to last a lifetime.