Wooden furniture is a delight to look at and a pleasure to use. Durable, good-looking and easy to maintain, it is no surprise that wooden furniture has long been used in the home, office and workspace.
Office desks, whether on reception or behind the scenes, are often made of wood and serve their purpose well; however, to get the most out of your wooden desks, you need to make sure you care for them. Looking after wooden desks is not difficult, but doing so correctly will ensure you get years of trouble-free service.
Here are just a few tips to help you make the most of your wooden desks:
Avoid the sun
Keeping wooden furniture out of direct sunlight is always a good idea. Sunlight coming through a window can raise the temperature to more than 140 degrees, which can easily damage wood by causing blisters, cracking and shrinking.
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Can’t stand the heat
Just as heat from the sun can damage wooden furniture, so can heat from other sources. Do not place wooden desks close to radiators or heating vents or units.
Keep it clean
Cleaning your wooden desks should involve more than just a simple polish with a duster. If you want your wood to look good for longer, you need to clean it properly.
First, remove any obvious dust; next, use warm water and a small amount of mild detergent – the stuff you clean dishes with is fine – to clean the surface. Make sure you do not soak the wood, as this may damage it. If there are any intricate carved areas, you can use a toothbrush to get into the nooks and crannies. Wipe off surface dirt with a clean cloth, then dry with paper towels.
You can protect your wood by using a good-quality wax. According to the Telegraph, you can get away with simply dusting your desk for several years if the wood is polished correctly.
If you look after your wood, it will look good for a long time to come.