Wood Care Guide


Solid natural timber furniture, especially reclaimed or recycled timbers will change and shift over time, and may display small splits, knots and lines. This is due largely to the timber expanding and contracting with the changes in temperature and humidity. This is normal and should be expected from season to season, especially in New Zealand's ever changing climate.

General care
  • Spills must be soaked up immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or paper towel.
  • We recommend the use of coasters and placemats to prevent damage.
  • Hardware may loosen over time. Periodically check that all connections are tight.
  • Avoid placement in direct sunlight, as this will cause the wood to crack, splinter and potentially change the colour. If furniture is in a sunny location move items like vases etc regularly to avoid spotting.
    *Please note: We do not warrant goods that show signs of fading or colour change as a result of being placed in direct sunlight.
  • Extension leaf’s need to be exposed as regularly as the rest of the table to allow for even colouring over time.
  • We recommend oiling your wooden furniture to allow the wood to absorb the oil and create a more durable water-resistant surface not prone to chipping or flaking.

    We recommend CO products a locally made linseed wood oil, available to be purchased from Stacks Furniture. Oils penetrate, feed and harden the fibres of bare wood, aiding in resisting water damage and providing a surface not prone to chipping or flaking. Apply oils with a cloth, thin coats are best. Two thin coats are sufficient for most purposes on bare wood.