Caring For Your Custom Furniture

Caring For Your Custom Furniture

David Klenk Furniture
Caring For Your Custom Furniture

Picture this: You've just invested in a beautiful, custom collaborative piece of wood furniture and you want to protect it.

Ensure that your new custom piece stays looking immaculate for years to come.

Follow these simple tips, and your wood furniture will remain a stunning centerpiece in your home.

Coasters: The Unsung Heroes of Furniture Care
To avoid rings and heat damage, always use coasters when setting glasses or mugs on wood tables, and never place hot food directly on them without the protection of a trivet or potholder. Incorporate decorative placemats or a tablecloth to protect your dining room table from food and drink spills.

The Dust-Busting Chronicles. No one really likes to dust. But the truth is, this mundane chore is one of the best ways to take care of your furniture. Airborne particles can build a filmy layer on wood that scratches the surface - a villain in the quest for pristine furniture! To polish furniture use white cotton rags. They can be purchased in a bag in the Painting Section of Lowe's or Home Depot.

When Dusting Isn't Enough.
The Cleaning Conundrum. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you'll find yourself facing a stubborn stain on your beloved wood furniture. But fear not! You can vanquish these unsightly blemishes without causing further damage. First, avoid using all-purpose cleaners, as they can be the kryptonite to your furniture's finish. Instead, gently wipe the area with a cloth dipped in water containing Murphy’s Oil Soap, then follow up with a damp cloth containing just water. Finally, wipe the area with a soft dry cloth, and watch as your furniture's beauty is restored.

Wax On, Wax Off - The Art of Protecting Solid Wood Furniture.
To ensure your solid wood furniture remains a shining star in your home, I prefer to use Minwax Antique Oil to enhance your furniture's natural beauty and protect its finish. Beware! Silicone-based waxes may seem like a good option, but they can build up a residue on the surface of solid wood that is extremely difficult to remove. Stick to Minwax Antique Oil, and your furniture will continue to dazzle for years to come.

With these tips in hand, you can confidently care for your custom wood furniture, ensuring it remains a cherished part of your home's story.

David Klenk,
Professional woodworker for over 25 years.

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Furniture Care Guide
If you have invested in custom furniture, you know how much care and attention goes into creating your beautiful piece of furniture.
Keep your investment looking its best with our "Caring for Your Custom Furniture" guide. This downloadable guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to properly care for your furniture and extend its lifespan.
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