Furniture Care Products

All of our furniture need a little of care and attention from time to time to keep it in tip top conditions so please browse our ranges of care products below.

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Oak Furniture Care

Oak furniture care is famously simple and straightforward when compared to other kinds of real, solid wood furniture. This is largely thanks to the natural structure of the American oak that the majority of our oak furniture is constructed with. The grain of this particular kind of wood is incredibly dense, making it a hardwood. There are fantastic benefits to choosing furniture made from a hardwood, for example softer woods can be vulnerable to damage if the surface gets wet.

In softwoods, when moisture penetrates the surface it can cause the individual sections of the grain to swell up which pushes them up and away from the surface of the wood, causing a raised area. Hardwoods are much better at resisting this kind of damage. Hardwoods are also known for their natural resistance to insect damage. Having said this, there are a few things you can do to ensure correct oak furniture care and keep your new furniture looking its best for years and years to come.

Oak is wonderfully strong, but like any material it can become damaged if not cared for properly. Do not stand on oak chairs or allow people to rock backwards on the chairs. Do not drag oak tables. These actions can cause damage to the joints in the furniture, causing weak points that can be vulnerable to breakage. Always use coasters and mats for drinks and hot plates as direct contact between the wood and hot or wet surfaces can cause damage to the furniture.

Proper Oak Furniture Care

While American oak is tough and durable, there are a couple of things you can do to protect it and help keep it in excellent condition for as long as possible. Try to position your furniture in a spot that doesn't receive strong direct sunlight all year round, but if this can't be avoided then consider covering your table during the hottest summer months, as the heat can cause the protective oils in the wood to dry out faster.

When the oil seems to be drying up on the surfaces of the furniture then re-apply a layer of oil. Generally, this will need to be done once or twice a year depending on the temperature and humidity of your home. We recommend Becker Acroma oil, linseed oil, tung oil, or Danish oil which can be purchased through our website. Danish oil tends to dry to a more durable finish than the other treatment types. When applying oil to furniture, please bear in mind that oiled chair seats can stain clothing and fabrics.

If you would like any further information on oak furniture care then please do contact our team either by telephone or online message, or take a look at our oak furniture care guide.

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