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Care Instructions:

Wood Furniture

Thank you for choosing Evok furniture. Quality wood furnishings are an investment that you expect to last a long time. To maintain its natural beauty and protect your investment it’s important to know about your furniture and how to care it.

Solid Wood Product Information:

Wood furniture is coated with a plasticized film that's referred to as finish. Besides enriching the grain and adding lustre to solid wood furniture, the finish seals and protects the wood from moisture, dirt and regular use.

These finishes are diverse and vary from simple nitrocellulose lacquers to more complex polyester resins. All modern wood furniture finishes are long lasting and provide the protection your furniture needs.

The grain patterns on wood may vary depending on the species and way in which it is seen for example, Sheesham is grown across several regions of India, each with unique mineral soil compositions, resulting in grain pattern structures that are just characteristics of the natural beauty of the wood. Some furniture is deliberately aged to give it a more rustic feel. The appearance of timber surfaces will soften and mature over time. The gloss levels on new furniture will initially vary from pieces that were previously purchased.


Picture-01 to 03: You may find differences in the grains pattern. This is natural effect developed during the growth of tree. The older section of tree develops thicker, Cleaner grain patterns. Your Furniture may be made from serval cuttings of the different tree creating the contrast of markings. This is the inherent feature of solid wood Furniture and not to be seen as a defect.


Picture-04 to 05: Shows a section of sap wood and some inherent spots common in most solid wood Furniture. Which may find randomly thought out your furniture. Sapwood and random pigmentation is a common feature in the solid wood and not to be seen as defect.


Picture-06 to 09: Knotting is the most common inherent feature of and is the fingerprint of the natural solid wood .These varies in the size and colour frequently in the solid wood Furniture. This is why every piece is unique, no two pieces will be quite the same provided mass produced veneered or foil laminated furniture Therefore your dispatched piece may vary from the showroom piece. We advise to enjoy your unique handcrafted solid wood furniture.


Picture-10 to 11: Being a natural material, Wood expands and contracts with the variations in temperature and humidity. You may find some wood movement in the form glue lines and some concern in the drawer/door opening. This may be due to change in climatic conditions.

Use And Care

There are some simple things you can do to protect your fine furniture during everyday use. Following some of these tips can extend the life of the finish and the furniture itself.

Tablecloths, runners and table pads are available and provide the most protection during regular and heavy use of your dining table.

Hot pads should always be used when placing warm serving dishes on a table top. Very hot items such as a sauce pan or baking dish should never be placed on a table top, even with a hot pad.

Placemats will help to protect the finish from dishes and silverware, and coasters will help protect your furniture from moisture.

Tablecloths and table pads provide the most protection from UV (ultra-violet) light, which causes the finish to fade and deteriorate and may even bleach the wood.

Always use a protective pad when writing with a ballpoint pen on the furniture surface.

Placing your furniture away from windows or blocking direct sunlight will help to protect your furniture from the damaging UV rays. Tinting your windows is another consideration and sometimes even recommended to help protect fine furniture from UV damage.

Felt will protect your table tops from scratches when used on the bottom of lamps, vases and other accessories. Always lift items from a table top, avoid sliding items across a table top as this can abrade and scratch the finish and in extreme cases, the wood surface below. When enjoying the warm glow from a candle, be sure to place a candle stand or tray underneath the candle to collect any melted wax that may drip or run down the candle.

Never place burning candles on a finished wood surface. As the candle burns down and the wax melts, it can generate and transfer enough heat to damage the finish and wooden surface.

Avoid using household solvent-based products such as fingernail polish and polish removers around an unprotected finished surface. In case of spills, blot the spill immediately, do not wipe as this will spread the spill and may cause further damage. If the surface has not been damaged, clean and polish the tabletop.

If the finish has been damaged, call a professional for an evaluation. You’ll find them listed in the Yellow pages under Antique Repair or Furniture Repair and Refinishing, and it’s not uncommon for them to give free estimates.