Wood breathes, expands and contracts. Each piece of furniture is one-of-a-kind and will respond to changes in humidity levels in your home. Any expansion of joints or seams will be very minor and will revert to original shape and size as seasons change. Because each piece of wood is unique, you can expect variations in grain appearance and stain coloration. Random distressing applied by hand adds a distinctive heirloom appearance to the finish of some pieces.
To maintain the quality of your wood furniture, do not expose it to direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
Dust often using a soft, clean, lint-free cloth that has been only slightly dampened. Attend to spills immediately with a damp cloth.
Use table runners, place mats, table pads, and coasters to reduce the chances of marking or damaging the wood. Always use coasters under both hot and cold liquids.
Never write on a bare wood surface. It may leave impressions on the wood.
Avoid the use of dyes, paints, inks, bleach, nail polish, and similar products on and around your wood furniture.
Waxing is not recommended.
Surfaces can be cleaned with a mild non-alkaline soap and water. Use the suds on a damp sponge or cloth, but be sure to test the solution on an inconspicuous section to make sure it doesn’t damage the finish. Dry immediately with a soft cloth and buff lightly, following the grain.
Always remember to lift up and move your furniture instead of pushing, pulling, or dragging it, which can damage not only your furniture, but also your flooring.