If you own a wooden furniture or two, it is fairly easy to say that it needs careful attention. Water marks, food stains and even dust can blemish a fine piece of wooden furniture. How often should these pieces be cleaned? The answer is pretty simple. When you look at it, and you no longer like what you are seeing, even if it is a wooden piece, then it is time to clean it.
Wooden pieces come with natural beauty making them very delicate pieces to clean. When the cleaning methods followed are not right, it could cause irreparable damage to the wooden finishes. The key to cleaning out favorite wooden pieces is always to choose the gentlest of cleansers. Although you may work up with a stronger solution when the need for it arises.
Once the cleanser has been chosen, here are some tips to keep in mind when cleaning your wooden pieces:
- Before using a gentle cleanser, it is best to test it first. Dampen a cotton swab and gently dip it in the detergent and water solution. Apply it on a small part of the furniture to check. If the finish does not react, then it is okay to use the solution to the other parts of the furniture until it is clean.
- When the dirt or stain is not removed after applying a gentle cleanser, using a stronger one should be the best option. However, keep in mind to test the more powerful cleanser by cleaning the inner leg of the furniture. If ever it causes damage, it would be something that won’t be that visible.
- Some people use mineral spirits as cleansers. Dampen a clean cloth with it and confidently move it around the furniture in a circular motion. This type of cleaning helps remove decades-old grime. However, if such treatment does not work, your wooden piece might need a professional cleaning to bring back its natural beauty.
- After cleaning, don’t forget to apply wax to help keep the piece protected. Using a cheesecloth, apply the wax generously to provide another layer of protection to your wooden furniture. Make sure that the wax is applied evenly.
If after all these ideas for cleaning your wooden furniture you still feel like it is not as clean as you want it to be, it is best to call for professional cleaning help. These trained individuals will be able to provide your wooden pieces with the right cleaning to fit its delicate nature.
Dining table -- the centerpiece of every dining room space. Picking the right dining room table is a challenge in finding balance in form and function. Although it may seem like another surface where food is gathered, interesting choices in dining table design regarding shape, size, and color can make any dining room space come to life. In fact, the dining table itself can set the tone for the entire room which practically dictates the mood of people while dining.
Round and rectangular-shaped tables are time-honored pieces that mostly fit dining room spaces. While round table shapes facilitate better dining conversations, rectangular-shaped ones accommodate more guests. Your choice of table form should be based on the number of people in the family. If you have extended family living with you, a rectangular-shaped table should be the better option.
If your dining style is leaning towards the traditional, it is best to complement the room with a stylish wooden dining table. Rich wooden finishes, dark-colored wood, and its beautiful texture are all classic features. When you choose one with carvings, your space is elevated to a whole new level. However, you may opt for country style dining room set with trestle tables and long benches for chairs. These favorites can turn and traditionally-designed room to one with a more casual approach.
The ideal table size should fit well in your dining room without the guests feeling too close to each other. When picking the right size, keep in mind that the goal is for the table to ground the space. A small room with a modest dining table should give everyone enough leg room to walk around and eat comfortably. Find a table that leaves about three feet from all sides. If you need to get the size of the room to help you pick, then that would be helpful.
The overall guide to finding the right dining table rests on how you see it function for you. If you like throwing dinner parties to numerous guests, a large rectangular-shaped wooden table with sleeves should be an attractive choice. However, if you like having intimate dinner conversations and with a few family and friends, a round table should suit you.
At UpperWoods, we are known for the high quality Canadian-made furniture that we've carried for over twenty years. Our repeat customers tell us that they also come back for our white glove delivery service and our commitment to customer service.
But our new and old customers alike may not know that we also have many wonderful accessories and accent pieces. From decorative pillows to unique light fixtures and lamps, we have just about everything to really complete your room! We also stock beautiful wall art and décor to truly bring out the personality of your furniture.
Until August 31st, in addition to our regular AIR MILES® Reward Miles on all purchases, we are offering special pricing on our in-store accessories. Whether you're looking to redecorate an entire room and need some inspiration to build around, or seeking out that missing piece for your already established room, come visit us to see what we have in store!
As we leave winter behind, some of us are feeling the effects of less sleep. But it’s hard to be tired when you have a great bedroom suite to help you wake feeling rested and rejuvenated. And what a perfect time to change your bedroom décor with the smell of spring in the air!
Visit UpperWoods this month to choose new bedroom furniture as we celebrate our annual Blissful Bedroom event. We have beautiful bedroom suites, complete with bed frames and matching functional pieces for your room, including an array of dresser chests, night tables and even a bench for the foot of your bed.
As always, all of our suites are solid wood and proudly Canadian-made. We also offer a price guarantee, but we dare you to find comparable furniture of similar quality for such low prices. Come in and enjoy special savings on the bedroom of your dreams – make your bedroom luxurious!
As we approach the new year, we look forward to everything new: new challenges, new changes, and maybe new décor!
Our once-a-year Sample Sell-Off event is on now and you don't want to miss it. It is exactly what the name implies – an opportunity to buy floor models and samples at greatly reduced prices.
Maybe you just need that one special chair or ottoman to complete your room, or maybe you want the first anchor piece – a beautiful dining room table, or a king-size bed. No matter where you are in the process of making your space your own – the UpperWoods Sample Sell-Off event is the best place to start.
We have a wide array of furniture and accent pieces to match any taste and complement any style. From traditional to contemporary, from rustic to mid-century modern, our furniture is proudly Canadian-made. The Sample Sell-Off event also includes accessories and décor pieces – and lamps, lots of lamps!
We can help you choose furniture that is durable and easy to live with that suits your lifestyle and your personality. After all, high quality furniture is always in style.