Care guide for solid wood
Daily cleaning is easily done with a well-wrung cloth in clean water.
Do not use chemicals, detergents, scouring pads, steel wool or similar, as these will discolour or damage the surface.
Our solid wood tables with extension have a joint in the centre. A small hole in the centre of the joint may occur during the summer period, while during the winter period a small hole may appear at the ends of the joint.
We recommend that you do not place your furniture close to heat sources such as radiators or wood-burning stoves, as this can cause the wood to dry out.
- And you should never place hot objects directly on the wood top, but always use protective trivets.
Start by cleaning the furniture with a soft cloth well wrung out in clean, warm water. It is important that the furniture is completely clean and dry before treatment.
Before applying oil, lightly sand the table with the included sponges of sandpaper, first with 180 grit and then with 220 grit. Always sand on a dry surface and always in the direction of the wood.
After sanding, make sure to remove any remaining dust with a clean, dry cloth. If you remove scratches or stains, make sure to sand the entire surface to avoid staining the worktop.
Oil-soaked cloths and sponges can self-ignite. Therefore, always place them in a closed bag with water before discarding. Be careful with your clothes and floor when oiling with our pigmented oils for white oil and smoked oak. These oils contain pigments that maintain the colour of your tables. These pigments can stain clothes, floors or other furniture.
THINGS TO BE AWARE OF
You should try to avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight. Sunlight will naturally mature the wood and cause it to change colour.
Be careful not to place vases or other decorations in the same place for long periods of time, as this can cause discolouration that will be difficult to remove.
Wooden furniture should be placed in rooms with a relative humidity of 30-60% and a temperature of approximately 20°C. Wood absorbs and releases moisture depending on the climate it is in.
Solid wood needs to be able to breathe and should never be covered with an airtight material such as plastic or oilcloth for more than six hours at a time, as this can cause the wood to bend or crack.
The Beauty of Wood
Being a natural material, each wooden piece of furniture is inherently unique. Over time, wood undergoes a transformative process—its colors and textures evolve, bestowing the furniture with a beautiful patina. Grain patterns, knots, and color variations are all natural hallmarks of wood.
At Bruunmunch, our solid wood tables proudly bear the FSC® certification, ensuring they come from sustainably managed forests. Wood is central to many of our designs, making our choice of timber one of responsibility. As such, we're committed to using only wood from sustainable sources.