WOOD CARE //
Your piece has been finished with a low-VOC, satin sheen catalyzed varnish. This finish is much more durable than a standard lacquer or polyurethane, but is not indestructible by any means and requires care to maintain it’s lifespan. You are now responsible for the upkeep of your table which will last generations if properly cared for.
There are a few natural enemies for your table’s finish, the first being the sun. Direct exposure to sunlight can cause color fading, cracking of the finish, as well as unwanted splits and/or twisting/cupping of the wood. If near windows where exposed to direct light it is recommended that you either draw shades, or cover the piece during these hours of the day.
The wood has been dried to a suitable moisture content before being milled, surfaced, sanded, then sealed and final coated. When exposed to extreme high or low temperatures the wood may swell or shrink accordingly where moisture can be reintroduced or taken away. Slight wood movement will happen naturally with the changing of seasons to every piece of wooden furniture you own, but with proper care will happen at a minimum.
Recommended temperatures are 60-75F and 30-60% humidity.
Also please DO NOT use plastic/polycarbonate covers as this has proven to mar the finished surfaces.
Cleaning Wood Surfaces
To clean your wood surfaces, please stray from harmful bleaches and chemicals. First try using warm, soapy water on any spills/problem areas, and if that doesn’t work you may try a diluted solution of a non-toxic cleaner such as simple green.
Depending on the living conditions of your piece, the satin sheen of your table may fade after a number of years. You can easily hand-rub a nice sheen back into the surface in a quick manner using a natural paste wax. Paste wax is available at almost any hardware store, and can be purchases for $5-15. We like natural carnauba wax.
Wax on, wax off. Using a clean, tight knit cloth (old T shirts work great!) apply the wax in a circular motion on the entire surface, and let dry to a haze. Then using another side of the cloth, buff the haze out to a beautiful new sheen.