Wooden furniture

Wood is a natural material that requires proper care and maintenance. Furniture wood is dried to a humidity level of 6-8%, meaning that this wood should not be used to furnish rooms with fluctuating humidity levels, such as bathrooms. Solid wood is affected by fluctuations in relative humidity, e.g. it can coarsen or warp. Yet this is not a deficiency in the wood itself, but merely proves that a solid board is made of a living, natural material. To provide the best possible protection for your tabletop, do not decorate it during the first month to avoid light-coloured blotches. Also, avoid subjecting solid wood to direct sunlight or heat. Protect the table against hot pots or dishes and wipe up any spilled liquids as soon as possible.

Wood treatmeant

  Oil-treated furniture

Oil-treated furniture should be wiped off with a wrung-out cloth daily. Remember to re-treat the surfaces two or three times a year – or as needed – which involves applying oil to the wood with a clean cloth. Never pour oil directly onto the furniture. Let the oil soak into the wood for about 10 minutes, but wipe away white oil immediately after application using a clean, dry cloth. If a surface is scratched, sand it lightly with a sanding sponge or use sandpaper, 280–320 grit, and sand with the grain in a little oil. Afterwards, wipe off with a cloth. Note that smoked oak and beech must be treated the same way, because these woods are also oil-based. After use, put the cloths in water before discarding them due to the fire hazard.

Varnished furniture

Wipe off with a wrung-out cloth in clean water every day. Then wipe off with a dry cloth. To get rid of scratches or revitalise a lustreless surface, apply a thin layer of furniture oil. Ask your furniture dealer for advice on which oil to use. Apply the oil with a cloth and let it soak in for 10 minutes. Remember: never pour oil directly onto furniture. Afterwards, wipe off the furniture with a clean, dry cloth. After use, put the cloths in water before discarding them due to the fire hazard.

Textile & leather treatment

Maintenance of textiles
For ordinary cleaning, vacuum clean the textile every three weeks or more frequently as needed. Use the lowest suction setting and remember to use a suitable furniture attachment that will not damage the textile. For wet spots, absorb the liquid with paper towels as soon as possible. Do not rub the spot, but let the paper towel soak up the moisture by gently dabbing it. When the paper cannot absorb any more liquid, apply a little lukewarm water and repeat the same absorption process. Note: use cold water to remove blood stains. Ask a specialist for advice on how to remove dried stains such as grease. The same applies to deep-cleaning of textile surfaces.

Specific wool care instructions
If, after vacuuming the textile, you still feel that the fabric is pilling, buy a fabric shaver and use it to remove excess fuzz. Most wool stains can be removed using pH-neutral uncoloured dishwashing liquid diluted in lukewarm water. After this, it is important to soak up as much of the liquid as possible with a white paper towel or white tea towel. Rub the stain with the diluted dishwashing liquid and absorb the liquid again. Continue this process until the stain is removed. Use only water without soap for the final washing.