Care for your Furniture
Our oak beam and seasoned oak furniture mostly looks after itself due to it’s robust nature. The oak beams will have splits and cracks so do not worry about this, it is natural and is how oak behaves as it matures giving it the rustic look.
The oil finish is the most hardy of the finishes and does not need much care, you can add additional layers over time building up protection for the oak and also to pep up the look. If it does get marked you can often lightly sand the mark and re oil it. Any wet marks should be dealt with promptly or ideally mats still used as protection.
Our wax finishes do not have the same protection as the oil and mats should be used to help avoid rings and damage. The wax can be reapplied every so often, this will help keep the oak hydrated and also keep the colour sharp.
We can also supply tins of the waxes for our Oak Beam range, so please contact us if you need to purchase a tin.
Our guidelines for general care are as follows: -
- Do not place your furniture near direct heat sources or air conditioning units
- Avoid any very humid atmospheres or any changes in humidity
- Always allow a gap behind large/tall pieces of furniture to allow air circulation
- Wood will mature in colour quicker in direct sunlight – avoid this if possible or protect it if you don’t want this to happen
- Always take care when moving furniture – it should be carried rather than dragged or pushed. If moving a table, lift it by the undercarriage. Due to the nature of our Oak Beam Range, most of the items are extremely heavy and so we never recommend moving any items of this furniture alone.
- Pay attention to uneven floors and use feet or packing where necessary
- Don’t put hot items directly on to the furniture – always use mats where appropriate
- Any spills should be mopped up promptly
- Avoid the use of strong detergents on wood