We all love the warm natural appeal that comes with having timber furniture. However, being a natural product, means that no piece is 100% perfect. There are certain characteristics which are natural occurrences in timber and are not classified as faults.
To add to this, the majority of our furniture pieces have been hand-crafted, which enhances the natural beauty of the products and we encourage you to embrace these imperfections as part of each piece’s unique individuality.
|Wood Filler||Burn Marks||Rough Sawn|
- Wood Grain (Subtle variations in the timber)
- Knots (Imperfections that cause living wood grain to grow around them)
- Checking (Fine cracks in the timber)
- Flecking (a natural occurrence in oak)
- Wood Filler (Although not natural this is commonly done to fill naturally occurring flaws)
- Burn Marks (Caused by trees being burnt before they are cut down & turned into furniture)
- Rough Sawn (a particular technique to make a piece more rustic in appearance)
Due to the natural movement of timber, it must be expected that the wood will slightly change shape due to variations in humidity and temperature, depending on the conditions of your home. Products may expand and contract with temperature changes and this is to be expected. Air-conditioning plays an influential role with this
Recycled Furniture – Characteristics
Products made from Recycled timbers are sort after and admired for their rustic appeal and uniqueness. Consequently, each piece of furniture has its own characteristics such as;
|Knots||Nail Holes||Infills||Joins||Other Imperfections|
These are all part of the charm of recycled timbers and their uniqueness should be embraced.
- Wipe clean with a damp cloth and dry with a clean cloth.
- Dust the item weekly using a soft cloth or duster
- Timber needs to be nourished to retain is beautiful appearance, so regular applications of a natural-based furniture polish is recommended. Every 3 – 6 Months is ideal.
- We recommend the use of the Guardsman Wood Care kits, to help maintain the beautiful appearance of the timber for longer
- The use of tablecloths, table runners and coasters will assist in protecting the surfaces from scratching.
- Do not use silicone-based products or other abrasive cleaners.
- Additional care should be taken to avoid extreme heat conditions, moisture, and light, as this can cause the wood to swell, shrink or start to show signs of cracking.
- Avoid placing item in direct sunlight, which can cause fading. However, if unavoidable move any items on top around regular to allow for even colouring.