So you’ve purchased those cherry tree chairs and that awesome harvest table, now how do you ensure that they’ll last a lifetime? Most people will will agree that taking care of wooden furniture is really quite simple. Together with the right tools and cleansers you can also make sure your solid wood furniture will be a source of pride in your own home but it will surely last for many decades, certainly not ever going out of style.
One of the most detrimental environmental elements for wood furnishings is moisture, based on where you reside make sure that your wood furnishings are treated properly for any situations it’s going to be subjected to. If you live in an exceedingly humid part of the country you may want to only invest in tropical woods which will stand up to the changes in dampness. If your wood furnishings are put through changes in moisture it is going to expand and contract when the atmosphere gets more dry. I recommend using a de-humidifier in high humidity areas to soak up all of that extra dampness in the air, so that it doesn’t have an affect on your furniture.
Once you’ve worked out exactly how much you have to be concerned with humidity affecting your furniture, it’s pretty uncomplicated to take care your household furniture. You should dust regularly, so nothing collects on the surface and you can maintain it looking beautiful. Dust is quite abrasive to wood, meaning you also have to be very careful in how you dust. Try not to use too much water while you’re dusting as if it pools or stains it can be hard to get rid of those stains. Employ a damp cloth and dust with the grain, to ensure you won’t notice any streaks left behind. After you are done dusting I would suggest using a solution made especially for treating wood, I use flaxseed oil (or linseed oil) since it gives the wood a much more natural shine, though it doesn’t prevent scrapes.
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