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How to improve wooden furniture’s life
We understand that the wood that you have invested in for your interiors is precious, be it furniture or wooden interiors. That is also the reason, why the after sale service that “Bhramari” offers is the best. In this page, we discuss some factors that impact the life and look of your furniture and also how wood’s life can be preserved.
The common causes of damage to wood include improper handling/usage/display, environment, cleaning and repair.
Handling
The primary cause of damage to furniture is careless handling and use. So, when you intend to move the furniture or large wooden objects to a different location, ensure that you have removed objects like belts, buckles and jewelry that could scratch the surface of the object. 
Secondly, while carrying the furniture, it should always be grasped at its most sturdy area. For example, chairs should be grasped by the seat not by the chair back or arms. Moreover, while moving furniture from one place to the other, it must be lifted and not dragged.
Also ensure that the surface of the furniture or wood is always protected. Use drink coasters, table mats o glass table tops. This will ensure minimum scratch on the surface of the wood. While placing a glass covering over the table make sure to place to place felt or rubber tabs between the glass and table top to prevent the glass from sticking to the furniture finish.
Environment
The other factor that impacts the life and the look of furniture is environment.
Light Levels
For example, exposure to high light levels can result in darkening of wood finishes, stains and some paints. Hence, it is important to use dim lights in places where you exhibit your furniture and ensure that excessive light does not fall on them. Excessive light can also accelerate the aging and degradation of finishes resulting in a cracked, brittle or "alligatored" appearance. Also, the finishes can be softened by the heat generated from high light levels causing damage.
Temperature and humidity
Wood is a porous material and tends to readily absorb water in times and places where humidity levels are high. This causes wood to swell. In the same manner, in very dry conditions, wood tends to shrink. This shrinkage often leads to the formation of structural cracks, lifting veneer and inlays, gaps in joints and the embrittlement of adhesives. Fluctuations in humidity and temperature levels result in similar damage. While precise control of temperature and humidity are desirable, it is not possible to adhere to such strict levels of temperature and humidity within home spaces. In such cases damage can be minimized by avoiding extremes in temperature and humidity such as keeping away from heat surfaces such as furnace vents, fire places, warm lights and direct sunlight.
Cleaning
When it comes to extensive cleaning of severely damaged or darkened finishes, they should generally be done by a professional conservator. Even porous or unfinished wood should also be cleaned by professional conservators. Owners of antique furniture should undertake regular cleaning and maintenance of the original finishes of their furniture, antiques and wooden interiors.
Listed below are some simple procedures that you can follow to keep your wooden interiors, objects and furniture in good condition. For a thorough cleaning and maintenance call your professional wooden interior designer.
The primary step in cleaning is removal of dust. Use a soft brush or vacuum cleaner nozzle with a soft brush attachment to remove the dust gently. The 1st step in cleaning should always be dust removal. Dust should be removed using a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner nozzle with a soft brush attachment. Do not wet clean any unfinished wood. Unfinished wood should never be wet cleaned.
Pest damage
carpet beetles and powder post beetles are the insects that cause damage to wooden furniture and objects.
The presence of tiny black beetles, small worms or furry carcasses are an indication of infestation. These beetles bore small holes in to wooden materials. These holes are usually the first visible evidence of infestation. A regular inspection of furniture and interiors should be undertaken to check for these infestations. If there is an evidence of infestation, the object should be placed in a plastic bag and isolated until it can be examined by a professional conservator.
“Bhramari” with its best after sale service can undertake the cleaning and maintenance of your furniture and wooden interiors and ensure that the wood that you have invested in is in a healthy condition and is looking as good as a new one.