Furniture and Treenware Care

Furniture and Treenware Care

Our furniture and treenware are made so that they are attractive to look at, to feel and, most importantly, to use. Using them over time will only add to the beauty of the wood.

General Care
• The finish that we use is an oil finish that soaks into the wood followed by a coat of fine paste wax.
• A microfiber cloth can be used to gently wipe wooden surfaces to remove dust.
• A mild, soapy warm water and clean cloth can be used to remove dirt and grime; followed by a dry cloth to remove excess moisture.
• Marks and scratches can be removed by using 0000 Grade Fine Steel Wool or #98 3M Brand “Scotchbrite®,” rubbing lightly in the direction of the grain.
• Shine can be restored with any good quality paste furniture wax.
• All rolling pins, trays, wooden bowls, and breadboards should be washed gently by hand in warm soapy water. Do not allow water to soak in, and never put in the dishwasher or microwave. Mineral oil may be used to refresh the wood.

Products We Recommend
0000 Grade Fine Steel Wool: Use this to remove the old wax from a previously waxed and oiled wooden surface by rubbing with the grain until the surface feels smooth.

Liberon® Black Bison Fine Paste Wax in Neutral: Used to renew previously waxed and oiled wood. Very small amounts at a time can be applied in a circular motion, using a piece of clean, dry cotton rag or towel. Wipe excess wax off the surface with the grain, before it dries in each section. Doing a small test patch in an inconspicuous area is recommended.

Old Craftsmen’s Lemon Oil with Beeswax: Restores luster to both polyurethane and oiled and waxed surfaces. Apply the oil with a clean rag in a circular motion. Follow with a new clean cloth, rubbing with the grain to bring up the polish that the beeswax additive ensures.

Tree Spirit’s Mineral Oil: Food safe product to protect woodenware (wooden bowls, breadboards, trays, etc.) against splitting, cracking, and drying. Apply regularly when new with a clean rag in a circular motion, and whenever wood is dry thereafter.

How to Re-wax Your Furniture

With time, you may wish to re-wax your furniture to restore it to its original luster. Everything you need to re-wax the surface is included in our Furniture Care Kit. The kit includes:

1. 0000 Grade Fine Steel Wool
2. Liberon® Black Bison Fine Paste Wax in Neutral
3. 6" square piece of soft cloth for wax application
4. 12" square yellow piece of soft cloth for final polishing

Waxing Instructions
Re-waxing should take about 30 minutes. Please contact us if you have any questions.

1. To begin, remove the old wax by rubbing the whole surface down with the steel wool.
2. Rub with the grain, or at a slight angle to it, but not across it. If the steel wool begins to get a wax build up and is no longer effective, turn the steel wool pad inside itself to refresh it.
3. Once the old wax is removed, the surface should feel smooth.
4. Clean up the dust from steel wool process with a rag.
5. Put some wax on a small piece of clean, dry cotton rag or towel.
6. Working in sections, apply a very light coat of wax using small circular motions. It is important to use as little wax as possible. Before the wax dries in each section, wipe the wax in the direction of the grain using long gentle strokes.
7. Let wax dry for 20 minutes.
8. Finally, buff the surface, using a soft, dry cotton polishing cloth. Work vigorously in the direction of the grain.

The resulting surface should have a deep rich shine. If, after re-waxing, the surface still seems very dull or dry looking, please contact us. It is possible that after a long period of time or a lot of use, the surface may need to be re-oiled.

For a step-by-step tutorial of the re-waxing process, please watch this short video: