Avoid placing furniture directly in front of radiators, heat runs or wood burning stoves.
For the sake of your furniture’s finish, do not let it bake in the sun’s strong rays day after day.
Use a humidifier and/or air conditioner keeping your home’s relative humidity between 25 and 35 percent to help protect your furniture from expanding and/or contracting.
Dust and polish with a clean soft cloth, and always wipe with the grain.
Always use coasters and hot pads for glasses and hot dishes. Wipe spills immediately, and be careful with solvents, perfume, alcohol and nail polish.
Avoid dragging hardwood furniture when moving, always lift where possible.
Be sure to store extra hardwood pieces, such as table leaves, in areas that contain the same relative humidity as your furniture. Storing in an upstairs closet rather than a damp and cold basement.
Everything that is in Nature is unique. The hardwood that makes up your furniture comes from trees such as oak and maple. Each tree is unique, and each piece of wood looks different in grain and coloration.
Over time, from growing and absorbing minerals and elements, trees are given distinctive markings such as knots and pattern variations. These markings create distinction and character and are what define your hardwood as truly one of a kind.
For this reason, furniture that you see on display will not be exactly the same as the furniture you purchase and bring home.
Hardwoods are made from natural materials and display a character that no synthetic material can duplicate.
Each piece of hardwood is literally one of a kind and responds naturally to changes in your home’s temperature and humidity.
Hardwood furniture does not take kindly to excessively dry air. If you live in a region that has low humidity, please be sure to increase your humidity levels by using humidifiers and/or air conditioners.
When hardwood is exposed to dry air, the natural moisture in the wood is dried, forcing the wood to contract or shrink slightly. This even does not weaken or destabilize your furniture, however, small gaps may appear in areas such as table tops.
Once the area’s humidity rises, these gaps will disappear as the moisture in the hardwood is regained.
Solid hardwoods are like silk, linen, and leather; solid hardwoods are natural and long lasting.
Your hardwood furniture will last a lifetime, and beyond. Synthetic products lack the natural feel and durability of hardwoods.
Many synthetic furniture products will advertise “All Wood” which does not mean you’re receiving a solid hardwood product. These products contain particle board and veneers, which technically are made of wood, but definitely not solid hardwood.