WOOD FURNITURE CARE GUIDE
Periodic dusting with a soft cloth, in the direction of the grain, will keep your wood furniture beautiful for many years. If a polished look is desired, use a good brand of furniture polish or wax. Avoid polishes containing silicone which may change the wood surface and reduce its lasting beauty. Although most wood furniture is protected by synthetic finishes, which resist water and alcohol damage, spills should be removed as soon as possible. Oil finish pieces should be periodically re-oiled with a polyurethane oil, such as Watco.
Furniture finishes can soften and be damaged by contact with solvents such as nail polish remover or strong cleaners such as "spray and wash" or dishwashing detergents. Vinyl plastic materials should never be placed in contact with finished wood surfaces because softening and imprinting will occur.
Because of its natural characteristics, slight swelling or warping will occur in wood components with changes in humidity. Wooden table leaves for example, should be stored under conditions similar to the table to prevent warping. Stain or paint finishes can fade, and prolonged exposure to sunlight should be avoided. Water will penetrate even finished wood surfaces and may cause whitening or separation of the finish and swelling or blistering of the wood surface.
Plastic laminate tops on tables and other items should be cleaned with a mild detergent solution. Abrasives, or polishes may change the surface texture or make it uneven. Sharp or abrasive items can scratch the toughest laminates. Exposure to water will swell the wooden core material.
Dining chairs are designed to be used with all four legs on the floor. Leaning back in chairs may result in joint failure or weakness. Breakage from excessive stress or misuse is not covered under warranty.