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FURNITURE CARE

REPURPOSED TIMBER

Majority of our timber is a mix of reclaimed or repurposed European softwoods. The tops may have ridges, marks, holes or other types of imperfections. It will not be 100% level as this is intended look and appearance. The timber we use does have a higher than normal moisture content so we suggest the items are not placed near direct sunlight or any direct heat sources like radiators or underfloor heating for at least 2-3 weeks once delivered.

The timber will need to acclimatise to its new environment due to being stored in our industrial warehouses and workshops which aren’t the same temperature as a central heated home. For outdoor use we suggest covering in the winter months to protect from frost and harsh weather, make sure to treat as per our recommendations below and make sure the wood is dry before covering.
 

STEEL

Majority of our bases are made from mild steel. The standard finish of the steel is unfinished which gives it a raw appearance. In this state the furniture is to be only be used indoors. We suggest cleaning the steel with WD-40 once every 3-6 months, this is will also prevent rust spots appearing.

 Please make sure not mop around the base frames as water will sit under the steel and cause rusting which can cause damage to flooring. Make sure any split drinks are also cleaned away appropriately so no moisture is left under or on the steel.

 Because the items are of an industrial nature they MUST be checked for any oil, dirt or excess finish residue before entering the home or being placed in situ. Extra care must be considered before placing on light coloured flooring.  

For outdoor applications, the steel must be powder coated to prevent rusting and make weatherproof.

 

WOOD FINISHES

DO NOT USE MULTI SURFACE CLEANING SPRAYS

Oil: We suggest the timber to be re-oiled every 3-6 months using Linseed oiled. Clean with warm water and do not use harsh cleaning products as this will cause staining, buff dry and do not let any water to dry naturally as this will affect the finish.


Wax: Wax, Dark oak, grey wash, and whitewash all have a natural wax coating as a final finish to protect the wood. With any wax finish do not place hot or damp items directly to the wood surface as they may cause marking. We suggest using coasters and place mats at all times. Clean with warm water and do not use harsh cleaning products as this will cause staining, buff dry and do not let any water to dry naturally as this will affect the finish. We suggest re-waxing as often as possible when you first receive your order to build a good protective barrier and then every 3-6 months. Make sure to buff to a sheen. 

 

Oak & other hard woods: Clean with warm water and do not use harsh cleaning products as this will cause staining, buff dry and do not let any water to dry naturally as this will affect the finish. Re-apply your chosen finish as stated above. For hardwoods we suggest Danish oil instead of linseed oil.

 

GLASS

We use toughed safety glass. Clean with a standard household glass cleaner. Never use harsh or abrasive applications as this may cause scratches.

Any other surfaces please contact us.