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The Unique Nature Of Wood 

Wood is a product of nature and acts in ways beyond human contrrol. All hardwood has a variation in its color and grain. These characteristics add a unique touch to each piece of furniture. Even though we go through the same building process every time, no two pieces will ever be exactly the same.

Most hardwood is open grained, causing solid wood furniture to expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity. These changes occur even after protective finishes have been applied. They may also cause the wood to crack or have surface checks (small cracks). This is not abnormal and not considered a flaw. Rather, it is just one of nature's ways to highlight and show the unique characteristics of each piece of furniture.

Indoor humidity should be kept in the 35% to 45% range. If humidity drops below 35%, pieces using paneled construction (beds especially) may experience shrinking that exposes a light or unfinished strip of wood on the edges of the panels. This is normal and will disappear when the humidity reaches higher levels.

Keep solid wood furniture away from direct sources of heating and cooling. it should never be stored in attics, basements, or out-buildings. Avoid direct sunlight and fluorescent fixtures due to their ultraviolet rays which can chemical changes in the wood and finish.

When cared for properly, your solid wood furniture will become a piece of timeless beauty-one that will be treasured and handed down for generations.

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