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WINTERIZING INDOOR LIVE EDGE PINE, OAK, FIR AND REDWOOD FURNITURE

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Winterizing live edge pine, oak, fir, and redwood furniture involves specific care methods tailored to each wood type’s characteristics. Here’s a detailed guide on how to winterize each type of wood:

1. Live Edge Pine Furniture:

Cleaning and Inspection:

  • Cleaning: Use a mild detergent or pine-specific cleaner to remove dirt and stains. Rinse thoroughly and let it dry completely.
  • Inspection: Check for cracks or damages. Seal any cracks using wood putty or epoxy suitable for pine.

Protection and Sealing:

  • Sealant Selection: Opt for a penetrating oil-based finish or a polyurethane sealant suitable for pine wood.
  • Application: Use a brush or rag to apply the finish evenly. Ensure coverage on live edges. Multiple coats may be necessary. Follow manufacturer instructions for drying time.

Storage or Covering:

  • Covering: Use weather-resistant furniture covers when not in use to shield from snow and moisture.
  • Storage: If possible, store indoors or in a sheltered area to protect from extreme cold and moisture.

2. Live Edge Oak Furniture:

Cleaning and Inspection:

  • Cleaning: Use a wood-specific cleaner to remove dirt and stains. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  • Inspection: Look for cracks or damages. Oak is durable but may still have vulnerable areas that need attention.

Protection and Sealing:

  • Sealant Selection: Consider using a marine-grade varnish or polyurethane finish suitable for oak wood’s durability.
  • Application: Apply the sealant as directed, ensuring complete coverage, especially on the live edges.

Storage or Covering:

  • Covering: Use weather-resistant covers to protect from snow and moisture.
  • Storage: Ideally, store in a sheltered area or indoors to prevent extreme weather exposure.

3. Live Edge Fir Furniture:

Cleaning and Inspection:

  • Cleaning: Use a gentle wood cleaner for fir. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  • Inspection: Look for any vulnerabilities or damages.

Protection and Sealing:

  • Sealant Selection: Consider using a high-quality exterior-grade wood sealant or oil suitable for fir wood.
  • Application: Apply the sealant, ensuring to cover the live edges well. Multiple coats might be necessary.

Storage or Covering:

  • Covering: Use weather-resistant covers.
  • Storage: Store indoors or in a sheltered area if possible.

4. Live Edge Redwood Furniture:

Cleaning and Inspection:

  • Cleaning: Use a mild cleaner specifically for redwood. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  • Inspection: Check for cracks or damages, particularly on the live edges.

Protection and Sealing:

  • Sealant Selection: Choose a sealant designed for redwood, like a penetrating oil finish or a redwood-specific sealant.
  • Application: Apply the sealant, ensuring thorough coverage.

Storage or Covering:

  • Covering: Use weather-resistant covers.
  • Storage: If feasible, store indoors or in a sheltered area during winter.

General Tips for All Wood Types:

  • Elevate furniture slightly off the ground to prevent moisture buildup.
  • Regularly inspect for damage and perform touch-up sealing as needed.
  • Avoid direct contact with snow/ice and ensure proper drainage around furniture.

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