Caring for oak furniture that is purchased untreated, whether outdoor or indoor pieces, is about as simple as wiping it down with a damp cloth. The cloth however, should never be dampened with water, but a basic teak oil instead. If teak oil is unavailable Danish oil makes a great substitute.
Getting new dining room furniture is always exciting but don’t forget to consider the furniture you already have in place. Make a list of the pieces of furniture that need to be replaced and select the non-negotiable decorative items and smaller pieces of furniture you wish to keep.
One of the big trends for 2013 – if you haven’t already noticed – is for reclaimed wood whether it’s bleached, painted, stripped, distressed or, if you’re lucky enough, still retaining its simple and natural state.
It’s a trend which of course fits in very nicely with the zeitge
Apart from style, the other factor to take into account is the degree of formality you want to achieve. But here it is the design of the furniture that is most important, rather than the materials used to craft it.
When it comes to the seats of bar stools, another important factor will come into play – and that is comfort. A stool can look absolutely gorgeous, but if it uncomfortable to sit on, unless it’s just for show and won’t be used much, there’s not much point in bothering with it.
If you look after solid wood furniture and clean it regularly, not only will it last a very long time, but it will also look good for many years. If you don't look after it, you will find that it becomes dirty and possibly also greasy and grimy. If it is neglected, cleaning solid wood furni
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