THE IMPORTANCE OF MOSITURE CONTROL FOR SOLID WOOD FURNITURE
Natural wood is an organic material and as such, every piece produced by Lucan Architectural is unique in character and appearance. Knots, unique grain patterns and other striations in the wood can all be present and are not considered to be a defect, as well differentiation amongst grain and appearance are to be expected.
Please be aware that the contraction (ex. Cracks/splits) and expansion (ex. Swelling) of wood are natural characteristics of solid wood due to the environment and are not considered manufacturing defects. Therefore, if they are present on a piece of solid wood furniture this indicates the environment does not have proper moisture control, and the environment’s moisture levels need to be changed. It is recommended that all homes with solid wood furniture have a moisture level reader (can be purchased at hardware stores) in their homes to ensure the solid wood furniture stays in the best possible condition. Homes may require a dehumidifier or humidifier depending on the moisture levels in a home.
Below are a few tips to that are crucial for maintaining your solid wood furniture:
Maintain an environment at a rate of 45% - 50% relative humidity to prevent swelling, shrinking, warping, cracking, etc.
Keep your furniture away from direct sunlight or heat sources such as forced air, fireplaces and radiators.
Do not place hot objects directly onto the surface of a piece of wood furniture. Always use hot pads.
We pride ourselves on all the amazing furniture we have offered our customers for the past 15+ years. And we will continue to pride ourselves but offering professional level construction to furniture as well as ensuring all wood is properly dried prior to our Professional Amish builders handcrafting any of the solid wood furniture.