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Timber Outdoor Furniture

There is just something special about timber outdoor furniture that you simply cannot get with any other type of furniture. The timeless beauty and traditional charm is the perfect complement to any living space, and the homey, cozy effect has an inviting feel that lends itself equally well to solitary enjoyment as it does to company. No matter what home décor you plan to match it with, timber outdoor furniture is an investment well worth making.

Of course outdoor furniture constructed from timber does have some special requirements that differ from other furniture. It is important to maintain the surface frequently in order to prevent unsightly discoloration. This can be done with a regular cleaning and oiling routine, although it will take a considerable amount of time and effort. To do this, you will first have to remove the accumulated oil and dirt using a stiff brush. The surface should then be washed with a solution made from 5 parts dishwashing liquid and 1 part bleach mixed in some water.

Oiling is another important step of the process, although you should make sure to do it only after the cleaning solution has dried completely. Oiling the surface of the wood will help ensure the long life of your furniture, and keep the color vibrant. Depending on how much sun exposure your furniture receives, you may have to oil it 3 to 4 times a year.

Although there are many oils intended for furniture cleaning on the market, you should make sure to use only oil that has been formulated specifically for use with wooden furniture. The best oils for this purpose are those that contain ingredients that can deal with water, fungi, and mold. By using such oil instead of the many other commercially available alternatives, you will not only be able to prolong the life of your furniture but maintain its natural beauty as well.

Now would also be a good time to check the structure of the furniture, paying close attention to any cracks or loose joints. Don’t neglect to deal with any problems that you may encounter as soon as possible, since leaving them unattended may result in irreparable or costly damage. Many of the problems that plague wooden furniture start out small but may progress to something that is much worse and almost impossible to fix without spending a lot of money, so deal with these problems as soon as you detect them and avoid a hefty repair bill in the future!

During certain times of the year or when you plan to be away for an extended period of time, it might be best to cover your timber outdoor furniture with a tarp or some other protective material. While you will obviously want to keep them uncovered and in full view while you are at home, taking this precaution can help prolong the life of your furniture during those times when they will not be used anyway. With these simple steps, your wooden furniture will continue to provide good service for a long time to come.

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