Ok. You've purchased your gorgeous Australian hardwood furniture piece, it'll be delivered shortly. You know it's built to last, but you want to make sure to do all you can to ensure it continues to maintain it's beauty and character. To keep your fine piece of furniture looking fine, you'll need to care for it, and fortunately because of the nature of timber, it really isn't hard to do.
Location. Where will this piece live?
Timber will 'breath' during it's lifetime; swell and shrink in response to it's environment. Due to it being affected by heat and moisture, place it away from a fire place or heater, any heating and cooling vents aren't great either. Direct sunlight will dry out the timber and affect the finish.
Protection. Hot and cold?
Coasters. Heat mats. Place mats. Table cloths etc, etc, etc.... Clean up any spills immediately.
Keep it clean. Dust your hardwood piece regularly.
A soft cotton cloth or feather duster is best, synthetic fabrics have fibres that may scratch the surface of your piece. For a deeper clean, use a (very) slightly damp cloth and then wipe dry with a dry cloth. At Wildwood Designs we don't use wax or oil finishes, so make sure if using a cleaning product to avoid anything with these in them.
Take care of your beautiful piece from the 'get go' and it will be a a thing of beauty for years.