caring for timber furniture

Timber Care & Maintenance

The key to the longevity of your new furniture is maintenance. Regular cleaning is essential, depending on factors such as the location the furniture is situated, sun, salt, dust, moisture and pollution. These factors can degrade the appearance of your furniture. Please follow the instructions below to maintain the appearance and extend the lifespan of your furniture.
Storage is recommended during winter or wet seasons. Furniture should be stored in a cool, well-ventilated area to help prevent excessive shrinking/expansion of the timber due to humidity.
To reduce the maintenance required, a furniture cover is recommended.


NOTE: Your furniture has already been factory treated with an oil preservative.
However, after assembly of your furniture you MUST complete an initial light oiling.
Immediate Oiling of your furniture is crucial to the longevity of your furniture.
STEP 1. After unpacking/assembly of the furniture thoroughly wipe clean/brush to remove any dust particles.
STEP 2. Apply the specialised timber furniture oil lightly using a rag or soft bristled brush. Wipe off any excess oil and allow to dry for (4) four hours. After this time wipe the furniture again with a clean rag to remove any excess oil that may not have penetrated the timber. Repeat wiping off excess oil if necessary.
Your furniture is now protected, however, repeat applications of the timber oil may be
required. Before re-oiling check your furniture for any residue build up. If this occurs a light sanding may be required prior to oiling.
Note: The frequency of oiling will vary according to the climatic conditions in your area and the direct exposure to the elements your furniture is subjected to. We recommend the timber needs to be oiled a minimum of (3) three times per year.


To clean the furniture frames, simply wash with soapy water using a soft cloth or soft bristled brush. Rinse off the furniture with clean water and wipe dry with a soft, clean cloth. The frequency of required cleaning will vary, however the rule of thumb is once a month for externally exposed furniture and 2-3 times a year for fully protected furniture.