Caring for Your Wooden Table – Everything You Need to Know

Maintaining the appearance and ensuring the longevity of your wooden furniture requires serious care and the appropriate day to day maintenance to keep it looking its best. A chic new dining table and matching chairs, or those barstools you coveted for months before you bought them won’t look after themselves, now will they?

For today’s blog post, we’ve put together a straightforward guide and general instructions on how best to care for your wooden furniture.

When it comes to wood, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s an organic material and therefore furniture crafted from it will have its own individual look and life.

From the unique knots and texture directions to the colour and volume, these elements will affect the appearance and how it changes over time.

However, these natural adjustments don’t mean that it should be left to sit without proper care.

  • Wood needs to breathe, so don’t cover it with plastic or oilcloth for long periods – or any airtight material for that matter.
  • Painted surfaces will crack at the joints if the humidity fluctuates too frequently.
  • Wood will change colour over time with light and humidity. That is a natural part of its lifespan. However, the colour change will accelerate if the furniture sits in direct light for long periods. It’s also wise to keep in mind that items sitting on wooden surfaces at length might lead to colour differences in the overall process.
  • Avoid placing cups and hot items on top of the furniture, as these are likely to leave marks.

Cleaning products can be detrimental to the look of your furniture if the formula is unsuitable or too harsh. That’s why we recommend choosing our Michael Murphy Home Furnishing approved Revive and Care Wood Care Kit. 

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