General Care for solid wood furniture
· Recommended humidity in the room is between 40% and 60% .
· Ideal room temperature is around 70°F.
· Avoid exposure to extreme conditions. Don’t put your furniture near heating sources or in highly air-conditioned spaces.
· Although the furniture is given a protective finish during production, it can still be susceptible to stains. We therefore recommend that any spilling is removed immediately to prevent staining.
· When cleaning the surface, always work in the direction of the wood grain.
· Like any natural material, oak will darken or yellow during its lifetime.
Furthermore, walnut will fade slightly when directly exposed to UV light (sunlight). Therefore it is recommended to shield your furniture from direct sunlight and to move objects placed on the furniture from time to time, to prevent color variances.
· Use placemats and coaters to prevent hot pots, pans and cold glasses or bottles from leaving marks on the furniture.
Maintaining and cleaning your solid wood table
Central Station Original Interiors, Inc. firmly believes in finishing its creations with natural products. Finishes such as bee-waxes and oils replenish the wood pores. A finished piece shows its natural condition to the eye and is experienced to the touch. We do not recommend using abrasive commercial cleaning products on any of our pieces.
· Oil Finish
Description: We use natural Danish oil with this traditional hand rubbed application. The oils revitalize the wood deep into the pours and offer a luster that will protect the wood from staining. The surface can be cleaned with a damp cloth. For maintenance we suggest using a 50 / 50 solution of Murphy’s Oil Soap with tepid water on a damp cloth.
Description: Natural beeswax applied by hand, keeping the wood healthy and rich, buffed to high sheen. This finish offers a moderate protection for staining. Clean with a dry cloth. The waxed surface can be refreshed with an extra coat of wax, or products containing natural wax.
Description: This oiled finish contains a grey pigment that gets captured into the grain of the wood. The hand rubbed Mist finish is also applied by hand. For maintenance we suggest using a 50 / 50 solution of Murphy’s Oil Soap with tepid water on a damp cloth.
· Low Sheen Lacquer or Stain and Conversion Lacquer
Description: Typically used for hospitality applications, this lacquer based finish is durable and can have a variety of stains per specs. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
· Metal Table bases
Description: Our metal table bases typically have a waxed finish, for additional protection we also offer powder coated finishes.
These finishes require dry cloth cleaning only.