Learn How to Take Care of your Solid Wood Furniture

March 25th, 2021 Blog


There are many advantages to buying solid wood furniture. Not only does solid wood furniture elevate any room by looking classy, elegant, and timeless, but it’s also long-lasting. If your solid wood furniture is high-quality, it will last many years. You may even pass it down to your future generations.

At Woodcraft — we’ve been lovingly handcrafting solid wood furniture since 1974. From our experience, we know that for your solid wood furniture to last, you must take care of it and avoid some common mistakes.

Remember, although solid wood is an extremely durable material, like any other substance, it’s not impervious to abuse. For your tables and chairs to remain in good condition even after a hundred years, you must protect your solid wood furniture from certain substances.

1. Avoid Dampness

Please avoid cleaning your wood furniture with abrasive chemicals. One of the advantages of owning solid wood furniture is that it’s uncomplicated to clean. Usually, a dry microfibre cloth is enough to clean light dust.

Alternatively, use a slightly damp microfiber cloth to remove dust and follow it up with a dry microfibre cloth to avoid leaving dampness. Remember, even the best wood furniture won’t last if it’s exposed to moisture for too long.

2. Use Dish Soap

It happens. You have a beautiful modern wood dining table, and someone drops something sticky on it like a bowl of curry. What are you going to do? Well, you can start by using a microfibre cloth to clean the spill. If there’s sticky residue, then use the tiniest drop of gentle dish soap with some water to remove the sticky food and follow it up with a wipe from a dry cloth.

Of course, it’s best practice to test an out-of-sight part of your wood furniture beforehand with your soap mixture to ensure that it doesn’t affect the finish.

3. Refinishing

If you’re wondering how to fix scratches on wood furniture — it’s easier than you think! You can usually remove unsightly scratches with a mixture of mineral oil and pumice after rubbing it in with the finest steel wool. Use a dry microfiber cloth afterwards to buff it off. As usual, practice on an out-of-sight part of your wood furniture beforehand or seek professional health.

To sum things up:

  • Do not allow water to sit on your furniture.
  • Keep a plastic table cloth on hand for emergency scenarios.
  • Give solid wood furniture a protective oil treatment.
  • Keep your table away from direct sunlight.
  • Ensure that your wood furniture is not subjected to extreme temperatures.

Feel free to visit our store for outstanding options in wood furniture. We have everything, including a beautiful reclaimed wood desk for eco-friendly buyers interested in lovely sustainable furniture for their home or office.

These are some of the ways you can take care of your wood furniture. Compared to other materials, solid wood furniture is easy to maintain and worth every penny! Please contact an expert at Woodcraft to learn more.