Care of Solid Wood Tables

If cared for properly your solid hardwood table can give you a lifetime of service and beauty Here are several care tips that will enhance your solid hardwood table investment:

Place your table away from radiators, fireplaces, and heating ducts.

Position table out of direct sunlight or adjust blinds to avoid hour after hour of direct sunlight.

Control humidity to 40%-50%. In winter use a humidifier, in summer use a dehumidifier or air conditioner.

Use coasters with non-scratching bottoms.

Use padding under all sharp, hot, or cold objects.

Store table leaves in close proximity to table or in the same humidity, avoid storing leaves in damp basements where the leaves mav swell.

Avoid using nail polish remover, alcohol, and all solvents near or on table.

Ask your retailer about manufacturer-provided finishes that resist damage from harmful liquids and objects.

Routine Cleaning and Care

DUST CAREFULLY with a soft cloth, following the grain pattern of the wood. Use an old T-shirt, baby diaper or cheesecloth that has been laundered to remove the sizing.

DUST OFTEN to remove everyday abrasive particles from wood surfaces.

CONSIDER CLEANING with a mild, non-alkaline soap and water. Use the suds in a damp sponge or cloth, but be sure to pre-test the solution on an out-of-sight section to make sure it doesn't damage the finish. Dry immediately with a soft cloth and buff lightly, following the grain.

DON'T WAX or use any polish that contains any silicones! Catalyzed heat and moisture resistant finishes don't need additional polish, but if you want to use a polish we recommend Guardsman Furniture Polish.

Furniture First Aid

Here are some common problems and ways for you to correct them. With all of these solutions try a small area first to assure that the remedy doesn't damage the finish.

WATER MARKS, RINGS Rings are often in the wax, not the finish. Cover the stain with a clean, thick blotter, press down with a warm iron, and repeat. Or try rubbing with salad oil, mayonnaise, or white toothpaste. Then wipe dry.

WHITE MARKS Rub with cloth dipped in a mixture of cigarette ashes and lemon juice or salad oil. Or rub with a doth dipped in lighter fluid, followed by a mixture of rottenstone and salad oil. Wipe dry.

MILK OR ALCOHOL Rub in a paste of boiled linseed oil and rottenstone with the grain, substituting pumice for dull finishes. Or rub with ammonia on a dampened cloth. Then wipe dry.

CIGARETTE BURNS Minor burns can be remedied by rubbing with scratch-concealing polish or with a paste of linseed oil and rottenstone, working with the grain until the burn mark dissappears.

HEAT MARKS Rub gently along the grain using a dry steel wool soap pad, extra-fine (0000) steel wool, or a cloth dampened with camphorated oil or mineral spirits.

NAIL POLISH Blot the spill immediately, then rub with fine steel wool (0) dipped in Guardsman Furniture Polish. Wipe dry.

PAINT MARKS If fresh, remove latex paint with water and oil-based paint with mineral spirits. If dry, soak spot in boiled linseed oil, wait until paint softens, then lift carefully with a putty knife or wipe with cloth dampened with boiled linseed oil. Residue can be removed by rubbing along the grain with a paste of boiled linseed oil and rottenstone. Wipe dry.

STICKING PAPER Dampen the paper thoroughly with salad oil, wait five minutes and rub along the grain with extra-fine (0000) steel wool. Wipe dry.

WAX OR GUM Harden the substance by holding an ice cube wrapped in cloth against it. Pry off with a fingernail. Rub the area with extra-fine (0000) steel wool dipped in mineral spirits. Wipe dry.

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Available Furniture Options

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pewter mission
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pewter mission door
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k519 96 dbn
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brass mission door
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black mission
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black mission door
55273 sn
55273 sn
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4453 wid
4425 orb
4425 orb
4425 wi
4425 wi
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4424 wi
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4424 orb
3672 bl
3672 bl
3527 bl
3527 bl
2143 sn
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1586 2 wn
1586 2 wn
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1586 2 orb
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1586 wd
1336 077
1336 077
1333 077
1333 077
1217 woa
1217 woa
1015 sn
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0924 woa
703 ae
703 ae
403 orb
403 orb
349 orb
349 orb
156 ae
156 ae
152 ae
152 ae
Wood Species
wormy maple
wormy maple
walnut
walnut
tiger maple
tiger maple
rustic qswo
rustic qswo
rustic oak
rustic oak
rustic hickory
rustic hickory
rustic cherry
rustic cherry
qswo
qswo
pine
pine
oak
oak
maple
maple
hickory
hickory
elm
elm
cherry
cherry
cedar
cedar
brown maple
brown maple
Finishes
ocs 101 oak
ocs 101 oak
ocs 230 oak
ocs 230 oak
ocs 230 brown maple
ocs 230 brown maple
ocs 229 brown maple
ocs 229 brown maple
ocs 228 brown maple
ocs 228 brown maple
ocs 227 brown maple
ocs 227 brown maple
ocs 226 brown maple
ocs 226 brown maple
ocs 225 brown maple
ocs 225 brown maple
ocs 118 oak
ocs 118 oak
ocs 118 cherry
ocs 118 cherry
ocs 118 brown maple
ocs 118 brown maple
ocs 117 oak
ocs 117 oak
ocs 117 cherry
ocs 117 cherry
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ocs 117 brown maple
ocs 116 quarter sawn oak
ocs 116 quarter sawn oak
ocs 116 oak
ocs 116 oak
ocs 116 brown maple
ocs 116 brown maple
ocs 114 cherry
ocs 114 cherry
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ocs 112 oak
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ocs 111 oak
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ocs 111 cherry
ocs 111 cherry
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ocs 107 cherry
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ocs 102 oak
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ocs 102 cherry

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