The oiled surfaces of our tables and table tops are quite robust. The mixture of linseed oil and beeswax we use makes our tables insensitive to moisture, dirt and fluctuations in the room climate.
Nevertheless, the wood is happy if it is cared for, treated and refreshed from time to time - after all, this is a "living" raw material that reacts to climatic conditions and also has to deal with a scratch or a dent from time to time.


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1. about solid wood

Our solid wood products are handmade with careful craftsmanship from wood of first-class quality. The wood we process is dried very carefully to prevent later changes in the wood - such as warping or cracking.
Solid wood as a natural material is a living material that changes even after processing. Thus, small cracks in solid wood are quite natural and do not constitute grounds for complaint. They in no way affect the stability and durability of your table.
Basically, solid wood is very robust and easy to care for. With a little attention and regular care, your solid wood table will stay like new for decades. Below you will find valuable care instructions and tips for the optimal treatment of your solid wood table.
Untreated oak log in the MBzwo workshop

2. location and indoor climate

The change in the wood is primarily influenced by the room temperature and humidity. In particular, a very dry and warm room climate can lead to slight hairline cracks and bulges in the wood. Strong, direct sunlight, underfloor heating and fireplaces are often rather unfavorable factors.
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.
In rather damp rooms (e.g. in new buildings), regular ventilation should be ensured. In winter, it is advisable to counteract dry heating air with humidifiers.
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

Regular cleaning of a solid wood table is ideally done with a dry or slightly damp cloth. In this way, dust and light dirt can be gently removed from the tabletop. Microfiber cloths are not suitable for cleaning, as they can cause fine scratches.
Very wet rags should be avoided and any residual moisture on the surface should always be absorbed directly with a dry cloth. In addition, furniture soap or alternatively a neutral soap with a soft sponge can be used for light soiling.
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

Residues of water, coffee or red wine, which were not removed from the table in time, can show up as stains on the tabletop. In the case of oiled surfaces, even heavier stains can be treated very well.
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.
The top of the solid wood table is lightly sanded locally in the direction of the grain, and then re-oiled, which removes the stain. A small "cloud" in the surface can usually not be avoided.
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

By regularly refreshing the surface, you renew the protection and also the silky sheen of the wood, so that the table shines like new. Once or twice a year, the surface should be re-oiled.
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.
If stains or minor scratches are visible on the surface, it is recommended to finely sand them before oiling. The sanding sponge, which is also included in the care set, is suitable for this. Sanding is always done in the direction of the grain and with little force. The dust is removed from the top of the table with a dry cloth.

6. instructions for re-oiling

1. Thoroughly clean and dry the surface. Drip a little oil on the surface and rub it in with a cotton cloth using circular movements. Then remove the excess oil lengthwise. Repeat the process until the tabletop is evenly saturated.

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

Minor scratches on the surface of the solid wood table are almost inevitable, but easy to fix.
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.
If the scratch is a little deeper, you can first finely sand it locally and then oil and repolish. Always sand the table top only in the direction of the grain and without too much pressure. After sanding, the wood dust should be removed with a dry cloth. Again, please note that a small "cloud" will appear in the surface if the table top is only sanded locally.
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8. treat quirks and dents

If a blunt object falls on the top of the solid wood table, a more or less deep dent may remain. Such damage can also be repaired, as a rule, without the need to return the table to the workshop.
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!
Now wait until the processed area is completely dry. If the dent has not yet disappeared, the procedure can be repeated. Once the damage is repaired, the surface is finely sanded locally and freshly oiled so that the wood is protected again.
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.

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Table top grinding in the workshop of MBzwo