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Caring for Furniture

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Caring for your hand made furniture

To ensure your furniture retains its natural beauty, we advise the continued use of a natural beeswax and oil mixture. It will have the added benefit of nourishing the timber, and replenishing the natural suppleness and durability of the wood.

250ml bottle of oilwax is 8 pounds, plus 5 pounds p+p (same price to post two bottles)

To keep this furniture in its best condition, we advise re-applying the beeswax and oil approximately 3 months after purchase. Put some beeswax and oil mixture on a cloth, and wipe all over the furniture. Then use a clean, dry cloth to buff it up. Repeat this as and when you feel the wood needs it.

Subsequent applications of beeswax and oil will depend on the season, and temperature of heating in the house. A good rule of thumb is every 6 months, or if the furniture looks dull and dry then apply more frequently.

This method of treatment is a maker's minimum recommendation (and subject to the temperature of central heating).


Caring for your hand made chairs, tables and coffee tables

To ensure your furniture retains its natural beauty, we advise the continued use of linseed oil. It will have the added benefit of nourishing the timber, and replenishing the natural suppleness and durability of the wood.

250ml bottle of linseed oil is 6 pounds, plus 5 pounds p+p (same price to post two bottles)

To keep this furniture in its best condition,we advise re-oiling approximately 3 months after purchase. If necessary it should be wiped down with a little white spirits first (to clean the surface). Then using some linseed oil on a cloth, wipe liberally all over the furniture. Allow a few hours for it to soak in. If there are still some patches of oil left, just use a dry cloth to wipe off the excess. If the furniture has pulled in all the oil, you may want to give it another coat. Repeat this as and when you feel the wood needs it. It may need more oiling than you'd expect.

Subsequent oiling will depend on the season, and temperature of heating in the house. A good rule of thumb is every 4 months, or if the furniture looks dull and dry then oil more frequently. Should it soak in within 1/2 an hour of oiling, then another coat can be added. If there is any furring on the wood (usually caused by water or other liquid), treat the whole surface using a very fine wire wool with linseed oil and rub it in.

This method of oiling is a maker's minimum recommendation (and subject to the temperature of central heating). If the furniture does not absorb the oil on a regular basis, then twice yearly oiling is acceptable.