With good care routines, bespoke furniture will sustain quality and its original appearance making it cherished over time. Bespoke furniture is made from wood including hardwood, softwood and natural timber. Wood is natural material prone to color variations and movements. These are caused by house climate conditions like temperature and humidity. There are various care routines one can apply in order to maintain the furniture’s quality.
Bespoke furniture should be kept away from direct sunlight exposure. Heat exposure on the furniture causes different expansions leading to cracks. Drying of the wood by the sun’s heat causes shrinkage and bleaching effects. One can use sunlight shades, shutters and blinds to control sun effects.
Humidity levels should be kept in check. Humidity contributes water which components most weight of healthy wood pieces. As such, humidity should be controlled in a way that ensures would does not dry out or gain more water. Flower vases, one or two plants or small water bowls should be kept in the same room with wood to maintain adequate humidity levels. Humidifiers can be used in places where climate is extremely dry.
One should be careful not to place bespoke furniture near heat sources. Heat damages wood by drying it. Temperature changes from on and off heat sources disrupts the furniture’s dimensional stability. Avoid heat sources such as radiators, kitchens and open fires among others.
Drinks which are hot or cold, cookery pieces and plates should be placed on mats or coasters rather than directly on bespoke furniture. Moisture from air trapped under glassware and that from wet pieces is sapped by the wood causing discoloration effects.
Protective pads are also quite important and should be placed under fixed items placed on wood. Such are decorative items like vases, ornaments, bowls and figurines should be placed on coasters or mats. Moving such items around regularly also prevents discoloration on different wood parts.
Spills from food and drinks should be dealt with promptly with a clean lightly moist cloth. Drying should then follow using a clean dry cloth. Spillages are left to dry on the wood are impossible to remove. One should also dust wood furniture regularly with a soft dry cloth.
One should not use aerosol silicone sprays or abrasive cleaners on wood as it affects its finish. Temperature regulation throughout the year helps keep furniture in excellent condition.