Types of wood:

 1000_ask1.jpgAsh
Soap, whiteoil, lacquer
 1000_boeg.jpgBeech
Soap, whiteoil, lacquer
 1000_eg.jpgOak
Soap, whiteoil, oil, lacquer
 1000_kirsebaer.jpgCherry
  
Oil and lacquer
 1000_sortask.jpgBlack stained ash

Lacquer
 afrikansk_noed.jpgAfrican nut
Oil and lacquer
 amerikanskvalnoed.jpgAmerican walnut
Oil and lacquer

 



 

Wooden Furniture in general

By selecting Snedkergaarden, you have purchased a piece of high quality furniture and design. This represents the best in Danish furniture manufacturing and tradition. We hope it will give you great joy and pleasure - every day - for many years to come.


At Snedkergaarden we only use furniture wood of the best quality.


Every piece of furniture is processed with great care and expert craftsmanship by our talented furniture makers. This gives you a classic and unique, high quality piece of furniture, which you can use daily and take delight in. To ensure that your furniture maintains its high quality, we have put together some good advice for maintenance, which we recommend that you follow.


We wish you many good hours and years spent in the company of your furniture from Snedkergaarden Them A/S.


In general about wooden furniture
Always and all over the world, wood has been the preferred material for the manufacturing of furniture. Each individual tree is a piece of nature, which even after felling retains a distinctive character in its strength, structure and sensitivity. Knots, which are a natural marking of branches' rooting in the trunk, do not detract from the durability of the wood and should not be considered as a defect in the wood.  


A piece of furniture is made up of various wooden components with different dimensions; this means that there can be some differences in the tint on the finished pieces of furniture.


Wood changes character over the years, in particular through patina, the day-to-day use and the effects of light. In the long term, this will make a piece of furniture appear uniform and even more beautiful.

Indoor climate and wooden furniture
Furniture wood has been dried to a moisture content of 6-8%. This is in accordance with the relative humidity (RH) and temperature that we have indoors in centrally heated homes, which is approximately 40-50% RH and approximately 20°C. The moisture in wooden furniture will always adjust itself according to the relative humidity (RH). Across the seasons, the RH in the home can fluctuate, which means that the wood in the piece of furniture will either absorb or release moisture. With an increase in the RH, the moisture in the tree also increased, which will mean that the wood will expand. Conversely, a decrease in the RH will result in the wood contracting.

With fluctuations in the RH, the following changes will possibly be able to be observed in solid wooden furniture: Solid sheets, such as table tops, will become a little uneven or lightly twisted. On our tables with extensions and split table tops, a small opening at the centre of the middle joint may appear at high RH, and conversely, a small opening toward the edge will be able to be observed at low RH.

 Very small and fine cracks appear on a solid sheet and in cross-cut timber ends for some periods, while during other periods they are invisible, again as a result of fluctuations in RH.

The above should not be considered as a defect in the product, and therefore cannot be accepted as the basis for a claim. Greater differences from normal indoor climate could result in damage to the furniture. That is why we recommend that you acquire a hygrometer to monitor the humidity (RH) in your home.


Facts about wooden furniture

  • Moisture is wooden furniture's worst enemy. Therefore, all spills should immediately be wiped up.
  • The table top should be protected with trivets against heat, damp or coloured objects (e.g. pots, glasses, vases, lights and flowerpots).
  • Always use a chopping board when using sharp tools
  • In order to maintain the colour of the wood, direct sunlight should be avoided if possible.
  • Never place furniture directly against radiators, heaters, etc.
  • Furniture from Snedkergaarden should never be used outdoors.
  • If you have been unfortunate and damage has been done, please contact the dealer where the furniture was purchase.

Oil-treated dark surfaces, steamed beech, oak, cherry, walnut

Daily care: Wipe off with a clean, dry cloth.


Maintenance: Your new furniture has been treated with hardening oil from the factory, which has been produced on the basis of sunflower oil and contains solids. Maintain by using wood oil as needed. Follow the instructions and you will sure of a nice result.

Any stains are to be removed using a cloth, soaked in soapy water and then wrung out (1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid to 1 litre lukewarm water), then dry off immediately by using a clean, dry cloth.

In this way, the grains in the wood can rise, which is why it is recommended to resand using fine 180-240 grit sandpaper. Remember to sand the wood lengthwise. After sanding, differences in the colour of the wood can occur. However, this will disappear quickly after treating with oil again and the effects of light.

After the oil treatment, dry off using a clean, dry cloth. Never sand with steel wool, as this can result in discolouration.

Repair: Small scratches and marks can easily be removed. Apply a few drops of water on the damaged spot, let the water dry up, when the scratch or the mark has "raised itself", sand using fine 180-24 grit sandpaper.

If there is still a visible mark, some more drops of water can be applied. Then take a white dish towel wetted with water. Place the dish towel on the spot and gently heat it up using an iron until the dish towel is dry. The wood must not come into contact with the iron.

Then sand using fine 180-240 grit sandpaper and finish off with wood oil.

Greater damage: Should only be repaired by professionals, therefore a furniture dealer should be contacted.


 


Oil-treated light surfaces, light beech and oak

Daily care: Wipe off with a clean, dry cloth.

Maintenance: Your new furniture has been treated with hardening oil from the factory, which has been produced on the basis of sunflower oil and contains solids.

Maintain using oil was as needed. Follow the instructions and you will be assured of a nice result.

Any stains are to be removed using a cloth, soaked in soapy water and then wrung out (1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid to 1 litre lukewarm water), then dry off immediately using a clean, dry cloth.

In this way, the grains in the wood can rise, which is why resanding is recommended using fine 180-240 grit sandpaper. Remember to sand the wood lengthwise. After sanding, differences in the colour of the wood can occur. However, this will disappear quickly after treating with oil again and the effects of light.

After the oil treatment, dry off using a clean, dry cloth.
Never sand with steel wool, as this can result in discolouration.

Repair: Small scratches and marks can easily be removed. Apply a few drops of water on the damaged spot, let the water dry up, when the scratch or the mark has "raised itself", sand using fine 180-24 grit sandpaper.

If there is still a visible mark, some more drops of water can be applied. Then take a white dish towel wetted with water. Place the dish town on the spot and gently heat it up using an iron until the dish cloth is dry. The wood must not come into contact with the iron.

Then sand using fine 180-240 grit sandpaper and finish off with oil wax.

Greater damage: Should only be repaired by professionals, so contact a furniture dealer.


 

Untreated and soap treated surfaces, of beech and oak

Daily care: Wipe off with a clean, dry cloth.


Maintenance: Your new furniture has been soap treated with a soap wax from the factory. (Does not apply to untreated).

As needed, maintain by using a soap wax, which has been specially developed for cleaning and caring for untreated and soap treated surfaces.
Follow the instructions and you will be assured of a nice result.

On oak with a high tannic acid content, slight darkening can occur when treating (applies especially to untreated furniture).

When drying off the first times, the grains in the wood can rise, which is why resanding is recommended using fine 180-240 grit sandpaper. Remember to sand the wood lengthwise. If you then want a softer surface, you can rub the wood lengthwise with a piece of fine Scotch-Brite from 3M.

Difficult grease stains are removed using fine 180-240 grit sandpaper.
Never sand with steel wool, as this can result in discolouration.

Repair: Small scratches and marks can easily be removed. Apply a few drops of water on the damaged spot, let the water dry up, when the scratch or the mark has "raised itself", sand using fine 180-24 grit sandpaper.

If there is still a visible mark, some more drops of water can be applied. Then take a white dish towel wetted with water. Place the dish towel on the spot and gently heat it up using an iron until the dish towel is dry. The wood must not come into contact with the iron.

Then sand using fine 180-240 grit sandpaper and finish off with a soap wax treatment.

Greater damage: Should only be repaired by professionals, therefore contact a furniture dealer.



Painted surfaces of beech, oak and cherry

Daily care: Wipe off with a clean, dry cloth or with a cloth, soaked in clean lukewarm water and wrung out and dry off immediately with a clean, dry cloth.


Maintenance: Your new furniture has been painted using a 2-component paint system at the factory, which will split off minute amounts of formaldehyde. It is very durable and light-resistant.


Especially soiled surfaces are cleaned by using a cloth soaked in soapy water and then wrung out (1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid to 1 litre lukewarm water), then dry off immediately using a clean, dry cloth.


Coloured marks from shoes, etc. on chair and table legs are best removed using benzene Fire hazard! Make sure to air out.


Repair: Should only be carried out by professionals, therefore contact a furniture dealer.