When you have something created for your home that specifically fits your tastes and needs, it just makes sense to take good care of it. Protecting your custom wood furniture from the common elements that can age it helps it stay beautiful so that you can enjoy it for a long time.

Sunlight
Many homeowners love having lots of natural light in their homes. If your wood furniture stays in the sun for an extended period of time, however, it can make it look old and faded. It’s a good idea to keep custom pieces out of the sun or rearrange your furniture on a regular basis to keep one piece from always taking the brunt of the rays.

Liquids
You probably use your furniture during meals or while eating snacks in the living room. The occasional spill on your custom wood furniture is inevitable. Liquids can warp the wood, though, causing ugly discolorations and weakening the overall structure. Quick cleaning is the key to protecting it from lasting damage.

Heat
Wood fibers can burn easily. Don’t set anything hot directly on your wood furniture. Coasters and trivets are necessary to prevent charred marks on your custom pieces.

Dust
Dust buildup can scratch the surface of your wood furniture, leaving it looking worn and old before its time. Clean it frequently. You can use the dust attachment on your vacuum cleaner to get particles out of cracks and crevices. To give it a little extra love, you can use furniture polish to make it shine. Make sure you use polish designed for the particular finish on your furniture, and use the same polish every time to avoid smudging.

Custom wood furniture is a beautiful addition to your home that reflects your personal style in a unique way. Protect it from sun, water, heat and dust, and you can keep it beautiful for many years to come.