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Four Simple Ways to Take Care of Vintage Wood Furniture

Updated: Apr 11, 2023

Like anything that you want to last, wood furniture, especially a vintage piece, needs some attention to keep it in good condition. Luckily there are some pretty easy things you can start doing today, and you might already be doing, to keep your piece looking its best.

  • Protect the surface

    • Whether hot or cold, be sure to use a coaster or some sort of very protective barrier (hot pad, silicone mat/pad).

    • Here are some we have in The Found Shop

    • Wood, glass, or stone coasters are all great options

  • Protect from the elements

    • The best way to keep your piece in its beautiful, restored condition for the long haul is to keep it out of the elements: strong direct sunlight, rain, not too close to heating/cooling vents/grates for fireplaces.

  • Dust regularly

    • Dust build-up on furniture can actually cause scratches or scuffs over time! Be sure to dust with a dry microfiber cloth once a week

    • These microfiber cloths come in a pack of 12 for under $20

  • Use pads on the bottom of items

    • Lamps, vases, or heavy items can scratch the wood surface. Felt pads underneath these items can help to avoid that.

    • Here is a rubber option for under $10

    • Here is a felt option for under $10

These are four simple tips to remember to help you take care of your wood furniture pieces so they are beautiful for years to come!

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