Gorgeous wood furniture is very common and is found in almost all designs! Care and maintenance is very important with wood furniture and with good care, these items can last for generations! Follow the guidelines below to keep your furniture looking beautiful for years to come.




Avoid heat and light.

Since wood furniture naturally contains a certain amount of moisture, it is important to make sure you place and store it properly. Position your wood furniture away from heating vents, fireplaces and radiators and avoid placing your pieces in direct sunlight. Using drapes or protective window coverings will help to guard your furniture from the sun's rays, preserving the moisture and extending its lifespan. If you are storing your furniture, make sure the space has stable temperature and humidity levels.





Protect from damage.

Everyday life can be very hard on your wood furniture so protecting your pieces is very important. Moisture from sweating beverage glasses leaves round rings in the finish, while the heat from a hot dish can ruin the wood finish beneath. Provide cork or felt-bottomed coasters if you will set glasses or mugs on your wood furniture, and always use trivets to support hot serving dishes. Place mats, tablecloths or padded table covers protect dining room tables from spills or scrapes, preserving your furniture and extending its lifespan. 













Clean safely.

Occasionally, your wood furniture will require heavier cleaning in order to remove dirt and grime. When you need to clean your furniture, mix a solution of oil soap and water and, using a natural sponge, gently stroke the furniture to loosen soil. Rinse the residue from the wood with a sponge wrung out in clear water, and then dry the piece with fresh cleaning cloths.












Wood furniture should be dusted often with a lamb's wool duster or a barely damp white cotton cleaning cloth. Microfiber cloths do a good job of attracting and removing fine blown-in soil as well. Avoid using a feather duster, as a broken quill can scratch and damage delicate finishes. Follow the grain of the wood as you dust to avoid cross-grain scratches. Frequent dusting removes dirt before it has a chance to settle in and make itself at home and also keeps an oily build-up from forming your furniture.