Furniture Care


All of our wooden furniture is made to the highest standards using traditional techniques and is finished by hand. With a little bit of love and attention you can keep it looking good for a lifetime. As wood is a natural material with its own unique characteristics such as grain, knots, splits and variations in colour, each piece of furniture is different and these imperfections only add to its natural beauty.

Caring for Your Wooden Furniture

Liquids can badly damage wood so it’s important that any spills should be seen to straightaway. Wipe off with a damp (not wet) cloth and then dry off thoroughly with another cloth.

Never put hot dishes or drinks directly onto wooden surfaces as they may leave permanent marks.

Try and keep your furniture out of direct sunlight as this can change its colour and cause fading. It’s sometimes difficult to avoid sunlight completely, so if possible, don’t put anything on the surfaces for a few weeks until your furniture has settled in to its new home. This will help to avoid those tell-tale ring marks and patches appearing.

Changes in temperature and humidity can affect wood so try to avoid putting furniture next to radiators or air conditioning vents. All wood will change a bit as temperature varies, shrinking and swelling accordingly, but if you can protect it from extremes it shouldn’t cause you too many problems.

Waxed Furniture

Many of our pieces have been given a hand-waxed finish to protect and enhance the surface. But because waxing doesn’t seal the wood, a weekly dust with a soft cotton cloth is recommended. Re-waxing every six months or so, or when the timber’s looking a bit tired and dull will also keep things looking tip-top. You can use any good furniture wax but please read the instructions carefully, and never use oils, polishes or chemicals on waxed surfaces.

Lacquered Furniture

Furniture which has been given a clear, durable lacquer finish will need very little maintenance once the lacquer has hardened. A gentle wipe with a damp cloth should be sufficient.

Moving Furniture

To avoid weakening joints, damage to your floor and, more importantly, your back, never drag furniture across the floor.

Leather Care

Like wood, leather is a natural material and can also be damaged if placed in direct sunlight. A gentle wipe with a damp cloth should be enough for daily care, but long term we recommend you invest in a leather care kit that will keep it clean and nourished and free from cracking.