So you’ve purchased those cherry tree chairs and that awesome harvest kitchen table, now how will you make sure they’ll last a life time? Plenty of people will agree that maintaining solid wood furniture is pretty simple. With the right equipment and cleansers you can also make sure your wood household furniture will be a source of pride in your own home and it could last for a number of decades, certainly not ever going out of style.
Among the most detrimental environmental factors for wood furniture is moisture, based on where you reside make sure your wooden furniture is treated adequately for any situations it’ll be exposed to. If you live in a very humid area of the country you may want to only invest in tropical woods that may endure the changes in moisture. In case your wood furniture is exposed to changes in moisture it’ll expand and contract once the environment gets more dry. I recommend employing a de-humidifier in high humidity areas to absorb all that extra humidity in the air, so it doesn’t have an affect on your furniture.
Once you’ve figured out exactly how much you will need to be concerned about humidity affecting your furniture, it’s pretty easy to take care your household furniture. You have to dust routinely, so nothing accumulates on the surface and you can keep it looking beautiful. Dust is fairly abrasive to wood, this means you need to to be cautious in the way you dust. Do not use too much water when you are dusting as if it pools or stains it can be tricky to get rid of those stains. Try a moist towel and dust with the grain, so that you won’t notice any streaks left behind. Once you are done dusting I would suggest using a product made particularly for treating wood, I use flaxseed oil (or linseed oil) as it gives the wood a much more natural shine, though it doesn’t prevent scratches.