Heirloom quality wood furniture is always a beautiful piece to display in your home. Instead of using store bought cleaners with chemicals, we'd like to offer you a natural and environmentally friendly solution for cleaning wood!
Cleaning quality wood...
such as what you'll find with a lot of our Rustic Red Door items, needs very little care to retain its splendor throughout the years. If your home is graced by one of our magnificently handcrafted, solid wood dining tables, we recommend the following natural recipe found on the Better Homes and Gardens website. This recipe will not only clean but also condition any solid wood furniture.
An Easier Wood Cleaning Ratio
Don't want to use oil? There's an alternative! You can also use a 1:8 vinegar to water ratio to clean.
Tips to Clean Wood Furniture
Before using your DIY wood cleaner, dust your furniture. Dust with the grain of the wood to maintain the integrity of the wood. (Make sure to refold your cloth so you avoid redepositing dust back on the surface)
A mixture of 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar to 1 cup of water will help remove normal daily residue. Otherwise, use one of the DIY wood cleaner recipes for a deeper cleanse.
Never saturate your wooden surfaces. When using a moistened wet cloth to clean your wood, immediately rinse and dry the surface when you are finished.
Powder-coated metals may be cleaned with a clean, damp cloth.
Our handcrafted dining tables will retain their beauty by being maintained with the above wood furniture cleaner. (For an even simpler, but just as effective, cleaning solution, mix vinegar and water at a 1:8 ratio in a spray bottle and shake well. Lightly spray the solution on the table then wipe with a soft cloth being sure to remove any excess moisture.)
If this is your first time to walk through the Rustic Red Door, you'll soon learn that we LOVE our products, and we're confident you’ll fall in love with them, too. Nothing is mass-produced. Each item is hand-created by select American, predominantly Amish, craftsmen who take meticulous care in developing each piece into an heirloom-quality item. You’ll observe this in every characteristic of our distinctive, solid wood furniture. Custom design is available on almost everything we sell. Contact us for more information.
For additional Care and Maintenance recommendations for our solid wood furniture, visit our FAQs.