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Keeping Your Redwood Dining Table Looking Like New

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Maintaining a live edge redwood dining table requires some care to keep it looking like new. Here are five tips to help you preserve its beauty and longevity:



Regular Cleaning: Dust and debris can accumulate on the surface, potentially scratching or damaging the wood over time. Use a soft, damp cloth to gently wipe the table’s surface regularly. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that can strip the finish or harm the wood.


Protection from Direct Sunlight:
Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause the wood to fade and lose its natural luster. Whenever possible, place your table away from direct sunlight or use window treatments like curtains or blinds to reduce UV exposure. If you can’t move the table, consider using table runners or placemats to protect the exposed surface.

Temperature and Humidity Control: Wood is sensitive to fluctuations in temperature and humidity, which can lead to warping, cracking, or splitting. Maintain a stable indoor environment by using a humidifier in dry conditions and a dehumidifier in excessively humid environments. Aim for a relative humidity level of around 40-45% to keep the wood stable.

Use Coasters, Trivets, and Placemats: To prevent water rings, heat marks, and scratches, always use coasters under glasses, trivets under hot dishes, and placemats under plates and utensils. This simple step can go a long way in preserving the appearance of your table.

Apply Protective Finish: Depending on the finish your table has, you may need to periodically apply a protective coating. Consult with the manufacturer or a professional for the appropriate type of finish for your redwood table. A clear polyurethane or wood-specific oil can help seal the wood and provide a protective layer against spills and stains. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application and reapplication.

Bonus Tip: Regular Inspection: Periodically inspect your table for any signs of wear, damage, or issues. Catching problems early can help you address them before they worsen. Look for any cracks, loose joints, or areas where the finish might be wearing thin.

Remember that your live edge redwood dining table will naturally develop a patina and character over time, which is part of its charm. Following these tips will help you maintain its beauty and functionality for many years to come.

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