Hand Crafted Solid Mahogany Wood Furniture Care
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We trust you'll relish your furniture piece as much as we took pleasure in crafting it just for you. A common query from many of our customers is whether these meticulously hand-carved pieces can last through the ages. The answer is a resounding yes, provided they're cared for appropriately. Here are some guidelines to ensure your furniture brings joy for many years to come.
The Unique Elegance of Wood
Wood naturally adapts its moisture content to match the humidity of its surroundings. This means wood is always changing dimensionally. When it takes in moisture, wood expands (leading to issues like sticky drawers), and when it loses moisture, it contracts, which can result in cracks or splits. Therefore, maintaining a consistent humidity level is crucial, especially for solid wood furniture, throughout the year.
"Preserve the Beauty and Value of Your Furniture"
Sunlight and Moisture Protection
To maintain the longevity and appearance of your furniture, it's crucial to keep it away from direct sunlight, which can fade its color, and damp areas, which can cause warping or mold growth.
Vents and Furniture Positioning
Positioning furniture away from heating and air conditioning vents helps prevent drying, warping, or other potential damage caused by sudden temperature changes.
Placing furniture directly beneath windows can expose it to sunlight and weather changes. This can lead to discoloration and material degradation over time.
Protective Measures for Writing on flat surfaces
When writing or drawing on furniture surfaces, always use a protective pad. This prevents potential scratches, indentations, or ink stains.
Regularly polishing your furniture, ideally every four to six months, not only enhances its shine but also provides a protective layer against everyday wear and tear.
Plastic Items Warning
Certain plastics release chemicals that can harm furniture finishes. To preserve the integrity and look of your furniture, it's best to avoid placing plastic items directly on it.
Immediate Spill Response
Spills can damage the finish of your furniture, leading to unsightly marks. It's essential to clean up any spills immediately, especially water, to prevent white spots or rings.
To ensure even wear and prevent discoloration, it's a good practice to periodically move and rearrange accessories or decorative items placed on your furniture.
Protective layers, such as felt, cloth, or leather, can act as a barrier between your furniture and potentially sharp or rough objects, helping to prevent unsightly scratches.
Object Handling on Furniture
Dragging objects can lead to deep scratches or gouges in your furniture. Always ensure to lift and move items gently to maintain the surface quality.
Cleaning and Dusting Recommendations
Regularly dust using a clean, dry, lint-free cloth. For deeper cleaning, dampen a soft cloth with a mild detergent solution and warm water. After cleaning, dry completely with a clean cloth and then apply furniture polish, following the direction of the wood grain. Stay away from polishes and other care products that contain harmful chemicals like silicone and water, that will seep deep into the finish and wood resulting in a white haze. Please contact us if you would like us to recommend some products.
Understanding Wood Finishes
Wood finishes naturally evolve in appearance with use. Minor variations in the appearance or the alignment of joints and seams are due to the natural expansion and contraction of wood as it adjusts to environmental changes.
Caring for Gold or Silver Leaf Finish
Our gold and silver leaf finish is a multi-step, hand-applied process. The Gold/Silver Leaf sheets are tissue paper thin foil squares made of a variety of metals, mostly copper and zinc. Gold/Silver Leafing is a skilled, time consuming and expensive manufacturing process. Consumer care is simple dusting or a cloth dampened with water and then dried with a clean cloth. Do not use aerosol cleaners or oils on Silver Leaf.
Clean the surface with damp cloth and mild soap. Avoid placing a hot material directly on top of the leather. Do not use abrasive and corrosive material on the leather as they may damage the surface.
Caring for Fabric and Upholstery
The fabric that we use is not waterproof, so please only use water-free dry-cleaning solvents to clean your upholstered furniture. To prevent overall soiling, please vacuum the product regularly. Do not leave a spilled liquid for too long on the fabric, clean it immediately to avoid further damage.
Maintaining Granite and Marble Parts
The marble and granite that we use are natural stone, which is very delicate and must be cleaned with neutral and gentle cleaners. Do not use any kind of acid to clean the surface as it may damage the surface permanently. Some marbles are very porous, and may absorb liquid spills. If this happens, wipe it dry as soon as possible using dry clean clothes. The best way to clean the marble or granite is using warm water with very mild soap.