OAK FURNITURE CARE
When cared for correctly by following a few very basic rules and care procedures, your Oak furniture should give you a lifetime of continuous use and enjoyment.
Grain Patterns, Wood Shading and Knots: Our Oak furniture is made from one of nature’s most beautiful materials and each piece of wood carries its own unique features with variations in grain patterns, wood shading and may even contain small knots. These unique features are not faults in the wood nor do they affect the quality of the furniture they are simply natural features which give every piece of furniture its own individual identity.
Expansion: Average household humidity levels are between 30 – 50% depending on climatic conditions. It is therefore imperative that the furniture is kept in a warm and dry environment. All timber expands and contracts naturally during seasonal changes in humidity and atmospheric temperature. Con-tempo Furniture is designed to take account of these changes however some movement may be visible & excessive moisture may occasionally make drawer movements a little stiff.
Spillages: Avoid spilling any liquids onto your furniture as they may stain or affect the finish if not immediately attended to. Spills should be removed immediately with a dry cloth.
Oil Finish: To maintain your beautiful oiled furniture we recommend regular treatments with Danish oil every twelve months if normal furniture polish is used at least once a month. Simply apply a thin coat with a soft, lint free cloth and leave for 5-10 minutes for the oil to penetrate, before removing any excess. Leave for a further 30 minutes and wipe dry. Even minor damage in the form of small scratches, dents and general wear and tear can easily be remedied using Danish oil and a cloth. NB: Never use chemical, abrasive materials or cleaners on your furniture.
Lacquer Finish: Our lacquered finish is extremely durable, which makes furniture easy to look after. Just polish regularly with a good quality furniture polish or simply wipe down with a damp cloth. A beeswax furniture polish may also be applied twice a year but the use of any polish containing silicone is not recommended as it can lead to a build up of silicone film, which will alter the appearance of the piece. Minor damage in the form of small scratches, dents and general wear and tear are best taken care of by employing the services of a local cabinetmaker or joiner. NB: Never use chemical, abrasive materials or cleaners on your furniture.