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Care Instructions for Wooden Furniture

Instructions for All Wood Furniture

  • Moisture and heat can damage any wood finish. Protect your furniture by using coasters and trivets. Always wipe up moisture promptly and dry with a soft cloth.
  • Avoid dragging sharp or rough objects across the surface of your wood furniture. Use adhesive felt pads, trivets, coasters and placemats to help prevent scratches.
  • Avoid direct contact with hot objects and candle wax as it may react with the wood’s finish and leave a stain.
  • Wood will expand and contract with seasonal humidity changes. Maintain consistent humidity levels to minimize movement in the wood and prevent warping/cracking.
  • Over time, air and sunlight will change the color of natural wood. Occasionally rotate the items placed on your wood furniture to allow a more uniform color to develop. Expose table leaves to the same amount of air and sunlight as your table.
  • Care for your wood furniture according to its finish.

 

Lacquer, Paint or Stain

  • Lacquered, painted or stained wood is susceptible to scratches. Use adhesive felt pads, trivets, coasters and placemats to protect your furniture.
  • Use a slightly damp cloth to clean as needed. Wipe dry.
  • For persistent spots, gently clean with a soft cloth and a solution of water and mild detergent. Wipe dry.
  • Do not use cleaning products containing ammonia, alcohol or petroleum.
  • Oil your furniture daily for the first week, then weekly for the next month, and thereafter once a month.
  • Avoid furniture polish as it can accumulate over time and leave a residue.

 

Oil-and-Wax or Oiled

  • Use a slightly damp cloth to clean as needed. Wipe dry.
  • Treat your furniture with Woodoc Furniture Wax or Oil monthly, or more often, if the wood seems dry.
  • Apply Woodoc Furniture Wax or Oil with a clean, white cloth following the direction of the grain pattern. Take care to treat the exposed end grain of panels. Using another cloth, buff to remove excess wax and achieve a smooth finish.

 

Raw wood and Reclaimed Teak

  • Use a slightly damp cloth to clean as needed. Wipe dry.
  • For persistent spots, gently clean with a soft cloth and a solution of water and mild detergent. Wipe dry.
  • Raw wood will dry out and with the change in seasonal humidity, there will be movement of the wood. Some cracking and warping may occur. To prevent this, wood can be oiled. Oiling should be daily for the first week. Weekly for the month thereafter, and then on a monthly basis.
  • Scratches, burns, residue and other surface damage can be removed with fine-grit sandpaper. Reapply oil after sanding.

 

Furniture and Dining Table Dimensions

How we measure our furniture

The furniture on this website will be represented using the following dimensions: Depth x Width x Height

    • Depth being the measurement from front to back of the item (excluding handles)
    • Width being the measurement from left to right of the item
    • Height being the distance from the floor to the top of the item

 

Dining table and Dining table glass top size guide

We allow for 60cm per seat at a dining table plus 10cm on either end of the table for the leg as a minimum size.  So the following is a guide to help you select the best dining table size for what you need. These are the minimum sizes to work with.  Our standard sizes are slightly more generous to allow for a plate setting at the top and bottom end of the table.  However, one needs to take into consideration how many people the table needs to accommodate most of the time.  For the odd occasion an extra chair or two can be added (with a bit of a squeeze).

  • Rectangular 6 seater – 140 x 80cm
  • Rectangular 8 seater – 200 x 80cm
  • Rectangular 10 seater – 260 x 100cm
  • Rectangular 12 seater – 320 x 100cm
  • Rectangular 14 seater – 380 x 100cm
  • Rectangular 16 seater – 440 x 100cm

 

  • Round 4 seater – 80cm diameter
  • Round 6 seater – 120cm diameter
  • Round 8 seater – 150cm diameter
  • Round 10 seater – 190cm diameter
  • Round 12 seater – 230cm diameter