2012年7月12日星期四

Maintenance Tips For Wood Furniture

Nowadays, more and more people like decorating home with luxury wood carving furniture. If you’ve invested in expensive furniture, you’ll want to do a few things to keep them in good condition. Proper care and cleaning are important parts of preserving furniture for years of beauty and use. Even so, Caring for and preserving your fine wood furniture is not as difficult as it may seem. You’ll find information here on wood furniture maintenance.


Wood Care Instructions
 Because of many pieces of wood are unique and handcrafted and carved, expect variation in wood grain appearance, finish stain coloration, and carvings that are not considered imperfections or defects.  
Keep classic wooden furniture out of direct sunlight to avoid sun and light damage and color bleaching.
Keep classic wooden furniture away from direct heating and cooling sources as they affect the moisture content of the wood.

 Clean wood with a soft, dry cloth to remove dust. Use a wood cleaner / protection agent to remove dirt and grime and restore the sheen to the wood finish, being careful not to transfer the cleaning agent to your upholstered fabrics.

Care & Cleaning Instructions for hand-carved furniture
l       CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS


1, Dust cleaning, wood and metal surfaces regularly with a soft, clean, dry white cloth.
   2, Clean glass surfaces with water or glass cleaner only that is applied directly to a clean cloth; do not spray liquid directly onto the glass to prevent spillover onto the other finishes and surfaces.
    3, Do not use chemical solvents on any of the finishes or surfaces.
l       CARE AND MAINTENANCE
1, Blot spills immediately with a clean, dry cloth.
      2, Use coasters under all cups and glasses.
      3, Do not place hot items directly on the furniture top surfaces; use trivets or mats to absorb heat.
l       PRECAUTION
1, Keep furniture out of direct sunlight to avoid sun damage and color bleaching.
      2, Keep furniture away from direct heating, cooling, and humidity control sources as they may affect the integrity of the embossed polyurethane wraps, and the moisture contents of the wood.
Heat, Humidity and Hardwoods
Did you know that up to half the weight of freshly sawn wood is water? Classic Wood Furniture is crafted from wood that is carefully dried, retaining just enough moisture for the furniture to properly acclimate to the relative humidity in your home. The wood in furniture continues to exchange moisture with the air, shrinking and expanding in response to changes in relative humidity.
 Like your own skin, solid hardwood furniture's natural response to extremely dry air is to lose moisture and to shrink slightly. The halves of an extension table may part slightly, or a few tiny openings may appear on a solid wood surface. This will correct itself as the relative humidity rises, and the wood absorbs enough moisture to expand slightly.
On the other hand, if you don't have an air conditioner or dehumidifier, your home's relative humidity may get too high. Parts of your wood furniture may absorb excess moisture from the air and expand, perhaps causing drawers to stick. Once again, this will correct itself as your home's relative humidity decreases. The furniture's quality and sturdiness are not affected by these natural changes.

Here are some ways to ensure your solid hardwood furniture's longevity:
1, For your comfort, as well as to protect your furniture, use a humidifier in the winter and an air conditioner in the summer to keep the relative humidity at 25 to 35 percent.
2, Avoid placing furniture directly in front of radiators, heat runs or fireplaces.

     3, Don't expose hardwood furniture to continuous direct sunlight. Draw the curtains occasionally.


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