Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets – Care Tips And Design Ideas
Solid wood furniture means first of all higher quality and hence a long term investment. Secondly, it gives any décor, regardless of the room where placed, a unique aesthetic, in which natural shapes and colors impart elegance and an imposing classy air. If you opted for such furniture, then you should also mind some care advice since the acquisition is not cheap at all. Some of these tips, along some examples of solid wood kitchen cabinets are the core information of this next article.
Wood, just like any other natural material, can deteriorate in time unless kept and cared for in optimal conditions. So whoever makes an investment in such a luxury furniture has to know, for a start, that the correct maintenance of solid wood furniture starts with dusting the surfaces using a sponge dipped in a solution of vinegar and water. The water traces will then be removed with a soft cotton cloth or a ostrich feather whisk, ideal for removing dust from solid wood surfaces without scratching them.
Moreover, in order to avoid significant damage to this type of furniture, relative humidity in the room where the pieces are placed must range between 40-60% at a normal temperature of 15-25 degrees Celsius. Experts strongly recommend avoiding the use of the average furniture cleaning sprays one can find in any shop because they do not allow subsequent retouching works.
To enhance the natural glow, periodically apply a thin layer of white wax, then buff with a soft cloth. The gloss intensity of varnished wood furniture lasts more by cleaning with soapy water and then rubbing with a cloth soaked in denatured alcohol beforehand and then linseed oil.
If you are dealing with ink spots, we recommend using furniture or multi-surfaces emollient sprays while in case of stains of fat deposited on kitchen and dining room furniture, the best cleaning solutions are the window ones, with the special mention they should be alcohol and ammonia free because these two substances will destroy the natural luster of the furniture.
Stains of oil-based paint can be removed with special wax solvents while burn stains can be easily wiped off using metal cleaning solutions, after which a fine paste made from vegetable oil and salt is applied. Baby oil is recommended to remove paper glued to wood, while glass surfaces can be thoroughly cleaned with water in which a few drops of ammonia are dissolved.
Here are some solid wood kitchen cabinet designs to have a broader view of this type of furniture.
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