Ten Ways to Protect Your Wood Furniture

When taken care of correctly, your hardwood furniture can last a lifetime – even several as a matter of fact! Because of hardwood’s natural beauty, it can often be a challenge to care for, however, these pieces prove to be of the highest caliber of craftsmanship and durability available. For a timeless pieces that can become family heirlooms, heed these ten simple tips for protecting your wood furniture .

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Ten Ways to Protect Your Wood Furniture

  1. Avoid drastic humidity changes. Use a humidifier in the winter and an air conditioner in the summer to keep the relative humidity at 25 to 35 percent.

  2. Dust often to remove every day dust, dirt, and grime.

  3. Try to polish your wood at least once per month to protect it and extend its natural beauty.

  4. Use pads, cloths, or coasters to protect its surface, legs, drawers, etc. from spills, stains and damage.

  5. Protect your finish by putting felt or protective pads underneath your lamps, clocks, coasters, or table décor.

  6. Always lift furniture to move it. Never drag.

  7. Open and close lids and drawers gently.

  8. Keep all solvents, alcohol, nail polish, or polish removers away from furniture surfaces to protect the finish.

  9. Never store hardwood furniture in a damp basement or garage.

  10. Avoid placing your hardwood furniture near radiators, fireplaces, or in areas of direct sunlight.

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