Wood furniture care tips, Lifestyle News
The beauty of wooden furniture lies in the timelessness of its design and materials, which, with proper care and maintenance, can last a lifetime and for many generations to come. Here are some #CommuneCare tips on how to take care of your wood furniture of various materials and finishes.
AMERICAN WALNUT WOOD
American walnut is heavy, hard and strong, making it one of the most durable and impact resistant woods. Over time, natural walnut wood develops a glossy patina and solid walnut can even be repaired by sanding and rewinding the surface.
The key to maintaining walnut furniture is preventative maintenance – in addition to using mild, non-chemical cleaners, it is important to apply wood wax to the surface once a month to prevent cracking .
AMERICAN OAK WOOD
Compared to other hardwoods, solid oak wood is durable, rot resistant, and even hardens and becomes stronger as it ages.
Although easy to maintain, oak wood is naturally porous and more care should be taken when cleaning your oak wood furniture. To avoid staining, quickly blot up any spills with a clean, slightly damp cloth, followed by a dry cloth to absorb excess moisture.
Acacia wood is a beautiful wood that is not only durable but also an economical alternative if you are trying to achieve that rustic, modern retro look at home.
As with other types of wood, it is important to avoid placing your acacia wood furniture in direct sunlight to avoid fading or bleaching. Tip: use daytime curtains for your windows if the furniture is in the way of natural light!
Each piece of wood has distinctive individual characteristics and with proper care and maintenance, can withstand a life of use and age gracefully. At Commune, we design top quality wooden furniture inspired by international trends and tastes to create functional yet beautiful pieces for every home.
This article first appeared in Home decoration.