DEAR VALUED CUSTOMER
Congratulations on your selection of beautiful, handcrafted, solid wood furniture. Every piece is different and by choosing your stain colour, wood type and hardware, you have personalized a piece of furniture that is unique to you.
Our solid wood furniture is made up of many pieces of wood. Each has it’s own unique grain pattern and you may notice slight natural variations and surface character that makes solid wood one of a kind.
These natural characteristics are proof that you are enjoying an authentic item, and not an artificial wood imitation. All solid hardwoods expand and contract with changes in relative humidity. You have made a sizeable investment in your furniture and you should protect that investment. When cared for properly your solid wood furniture will give you and your family a lifetime of enjoyment.
PRESERVING THE BEAUTY
1 Maintain the humidity between 35% RH and 55% RH every day of the year.
2 Avoid using solvents, water or hot or cold objects on the furniture for the first month while the finish cures.
3 Open the doors and drawers for one hour daily during the first month to ensure proper curing of the inside.
4 Avoid direct sunlight by using drapes or blinds during the day.
5 Use padding under all rough china and hot or cold objects.
6 Store table leaves in close proximity to the table or in the same humidity, and avoid storing leaves in damp basements where the leaves will swell.
7 Dust often with a soft cloth, following the grain pattern of the wood.
8 For cleaning you may use a damp cloth. Dry immediately with a soft cloth and buff lightly, following the grains. Alternately ask your retailer or local Home Hardware store for Trade Secret furniture polish.