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A GOOD PLACE
1. about solid wood
2. location and indoor climate
The optimum humidity for people and furniture is between 50% and 60% water content. In a room climate with less than 45% humidity, the risk of dry cracks increases considerably. Here it is recommended to regularly wipe the furniture with a damp cloth and re-oil.
Extension table tops should not be stored in damp cellars or storage rooms. Storage on insufficiently insulated, cold exterior walls is also not recommended.
3. regular cleaning
Under no circumstances should you use aggressive cleaning agents on a solid wood tabletop, they may destroy the protective surface of the tabletop.
4. stains and light soiling
If the surface of the table is sufficiently saturated with oil, you can easily remove these stains with a damp cloth. If the table has not been re-oiled for some time, the stains may leave traces. Fine sandpaper (400 - 600 grit) and a little oil will help.
Grease usually soaks into the wood only superficially. In the case of a grease stain, it is therefore often sufficient to place several layers of absorbent paper towels weighted down with a heavy object (e.g. a book) on the solid wood table. After a few hours, the stain should be completely gone.
5. correct re-oiling
The oil prevents liquids from getting into the wood, and a regularly oiled surface is the best protection against stubborn stains. The better the wood is saturated with oil, the better the protection. The care oil for your solid wood table (linseed oil mixture with beeswax) is included in our care set.
6. instructions for re-oiling
After approx. 10 - 15 minutes, the oil is absorbed into the surface of the table. If the surface is very irregularly saturated, you can now re-oil if necessary.
Excess oil can be polished with a dry, lint-free cotton cloth. After another 15 minutes, the tabletop should be polished again, as the wood still releases excess oil.
Check the table again after approx. two hours for any residues and polish again if necessary. Note: After use, store the oil-soaked cloths in an airtight container or spread them out to dry. There is a risk of spontaneous combustion!
7. remove fine scratches
Often it is enough to polish the affected area with a cloth and a little oil. To do this, put a little oil on a lint-free cotton cloth and polish in the direction of the grain. If the table has not been completely oiled for a long time, it is best to take the opportunity and re-oil the entire table.
8. treat quirks and dents
To do this, you can carefully sand the damaged area, thus removing the protective oil. Then dampen the affected area on the tabletop with a few splashes of water. Then put a damp cloth on the spot and iron it over the damaged area with an iron on low temperature. The moisture will penetrate the compressed fibers and restore them. Caution: The iron must never come into direct contact with the wood, otherwise the wood may burn!
Very deep dents in the top of the custom table must be treated with fillers. For this purpose, hard wax is used, which is available in different shades. The colors can also be mixed to get the exact shade for your wooden table.