Precautions, Care & Maintenance
Though we find each finish to be durable as well as acquiring the sheen we desire for our products, no finish is indestructible by any means and requires care and consideration to maintain it’s lifespan. You are responsible for the upkeep of your table which will last generations if properly cared for.
There are a few natural enemies for your table’s finish, with the biggest being direct sunlight. Direct exposure can cause color fading, as well as unwanted splits and/or twisting/cupping of the wood. It’s recommended that you drop your shades in direct light.
All our slabs have been kiln-dried to a suitable moisture content before being milled, surfaced, sanded, then sealed and final coated. When exposed to extreme temperatures, the wood may swell or shrink accordingly where moisture can be reintroduced or taken away. Due to the nature of materials, they may change in appearance slightly over time. Materials are prone to wood movement, expansion and contraction with temperature and seasonal changes, and can develop small cracks/inclusions. These are all common occurrences and can not be completely prevented, but with proper care will happen at a minimum. Regulated temperatures in the home are recommended: 60-75F and 30-60% humidity is ideal.
Slight wood movement will happen naturally with the changing of seasons to every piece of furniture you own, but with proper care it will happen at a minimum.
We also highly recommend using protective precautions when using your table for the longevity of the finish. Using coasters under glasses will prevent water liquid "rings" from disturbing the finish. Though setting a glass atop the wood will not cause water rings to form instantly, leaving glasses for several hours or overnight can cause water stains or rings to form from precipitation on any wood finish. Placemats and hot pads will also prevent heat from compromising the finish as well.
Cleaning & Upkeep
Clean spills promptly, and avoid leaving liquid on the surface for prolonged amounts of time. Please avoid harmful bleaches and chemicals. First try using warm, soapy water on any spills/problem areas.