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Timber Care

Timber Care

Timber Care

Timber Care

Taking good care of your solid timber purchase will ensure its longevity. Because every piece of wood is unique, the beauty of handcrafted furniture is its individuality. Our signature timber furniture is handcrafted by skilled craftsmen in India using traditional wood working and construction techniques.

Although every Vast wood product is kiln dried, carefully treated and put through a meticulous two-tiered quality control process, involving sandblasting, sealing and a repetitive lacquer application process, they do require some care.

Hardwood is a natural material which reacts to its environment. Although our manufacturing process allows for normal swelling of the drawers and doors for instance, in extreme cases some household environments may cause more swelling than normal, particularly if placed near a heat source. If your piece is exposed to extreme temperatures in your home or interior space and split or scratch marks occur, these can easily be rectified with an appropriately coloured wax, wood filler or touch up pen.

Our exclusive Vast timber ranges made from sustainable mango timber, salvaged redwood or recycled teak however various Vast stores also stock timber designs made from Acacia or Sheesham hardwood, please note the general care details for each wood type below.

 

Acacia

A fast growing, close grained, durable plantation timber derived from the wattle family. It has the ability to thrive in even the most arid environment. Acacia timber bears the scars of time. i.e. Wind cracks, various sized knots and hairline fractures, ensuring every piece has its own rustic grain pattern, colour and feel.

 

Vast Care Factor:

  • Dust regularly with a clean cotton cloth;
  • Wipe up spills immediately so as not to cause lacquer to breakdown;
  • Clean regularly using Vast Interior recommended cleaning products;
  • Do not use cleaning products that contain silicone or concentrated chemicals;
  • Avoid placing your furniture near fire places, in direct sunlight or under heating/cooling vents;
  • Use a dehumidifier, or open bowl of water in the room to keep moisture in the air is the above is unavoidable;
  • Do not leave hot items or ice cold items directly on the surface of the table as water marking may occur.

 

Birch

Birch wood is a commonly available hardwood grown worldwide and has a rippled or curved grain appearance. In terms of furniture use, it is strong and hardwearing, readily accepting stains and is easier to finish than other hardwoods.

 

Vast Care Factor:

  • Dust regularly with a clean cotton cloth;
  • Wipe up spills immediately so as not to cause lacquer to breakdown;
  • Clean regularly using Vast Interior recommended cleaning products;
  • Do not use cleaning products that contain silicone or concentrated chemicals;
  • Avoid placing your furniture near fire places, in direct sunlight or under heating/cooling vents;
  • Use a dehumidifier, or open bowl of water in the room to keep moisture in the air is the above is unavoidable;
  • Do not leave hot items or ice cold items directly on the surface of the table as water marking may occur.

 

Elm

Elm wood is valued for its interlocking grain and consequent resistance to splitting. It is a tough and durable wood though quite pliant and easy to work with. It has a naturally low lustre and can be fashioned and stained to a quality finish.

Elm's ruggedness makes it suitable for furniture frames, backs and legs though it's beautiful grain lends it to other fine furniture.

 

Vast Care Factor:

  • Dust regularly with a clean cotton cloth;
  • Wipe up spills immediately so as not to cause lacquer to breakdown;
  • Clean regularly using Vast Interior recommended cleaning products;
  • Do not use cleaning products that contain silicone or concentrated chemicals;
  • Avoid placing your furniture near fire places, in direct sunlight or under heating/cooling vents;
  • Use a dehumidifier, or open bowl of water in the room to keep moisture in the air is the above is unavoidable;
  • Do not leave hot items or ice cold items directly on the surface of the table as water marking may occur.

 

Mahogany

Mahogany is a tropical hardwood timber, generally reddish - brown in appearance with a straight grain free of voids and pockets. It has excellent workability and is very durable making it perfect for furniture use.

 

Vast Care Factor:

  • Dust regularly with a clean cotton cloth;
  • Wipe up spills immediately so as not to cause lacquer to breakdown;
  • Clean regularly using Vast Interior recommended cleaning products;
  • Do not use cleaning products that contain silicone or concentrated chemicals;
  • Avoid placing your furniture near fire places, in direct sunlight or under heating/cooling vents;
  • Use a dehumidifier, or open bowl of water in the room to keep moisture in the air is the above is unavoidable;
  • Do not leave hot items or ice cold items directly on the surface of the table as water marking may occur.

 

Mango

Harvested from Mango plantations, only the older non-fruit bearing trees are used for timber to make way for new younger trees. The very best wood from the old mango tree is then reborn into handcrafted furniture - the essence of sustainability.

 

Vast Care Factor:

  • Dust regularly with a clean cotton cloth;
  • Wipe up spills immediately so as not to cause lacquer to breakdown;
  • Clean regularly using Vast Interior recommended cleaning products;
  • Do not use cleaning products that contain silicone or concentrated chemicals;
  • Avoid placing your furniture near fire places, in direct sunlight or under heating/cooling vents
  • Use a dehumidifier, or open bowl of water in the room to keep moisture in the air is the above is unavoidable;
  • Do not leave hot items or ice cold items directly on the surface of the table as water marking may occur.

 

Oak

Oak wood has great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very appealing grain markings making it perfect for furniture use.

 

Vast Care Factor:

  • Dust regularly with a clean cotton cloth;
  • Wipe up spills immediately so as not to cause lacquer to breakdown;
  • Clean regularly using Vast Interior recommended cleaning products;
  • Do not use cleaning products that contain silicone or concentrated chemicals;
  • Avoid placing your furniture near fire places, in direct sunlight or under heating/cooling vents;
  • Use a dehumidifier, or open bowl of water in the room to keep moisture in the air is the above is unavoidable;
  • Do not leave hot items or ice cold items directly on the surface of the table as water marking may occur.

 

Reclaimed (Teak)

We collect recycled wood (namely teak) from various sources, such as old fishing boats & bridges, railway sleepers and traditional houses. Teak has a coarse texture and a colour which develops with age. Practically imperishable under cover, it has been known to last in temples for centuries.

 

Vast Care Factor:

  • Dust regularly with a clean cotton cloth;
  • Wipe up spills immediately so as not to cause breakdown of the finish;
  • Clean regularly using Vast Interior recommended cleaning products;
  • For outside use we recommend a marine grade varnish (re-apply regularly).

 

Reclaimed (Redwood)

We collect recycled wood from various sources including railway sleepers and old buildings. Redwood timber originally comes from coniferous trees and is known for their low shrinkage rates, innate strength and stability.

Vast Care Factor:

  • Dust regularly with a clean cotton  cloth & wipe up spills immediately;
  • Wipe up spills immediately so as not to cause breakdown of the finish;
  • Clean regularly using Vast Interior  recommended cleaning products;
  • Do not use cleaning products that  contain silicone or concentrated chemicals;
  • Avoid placing your furniture near fire places, in direct sunlight or under heating/cooling vents;
  • Do not leave hot items or ice cold items directly on the surface of the table as water marking may occur.

 

Sheesham

Also know as Indian Rosewood, Sheesham is becoming rarer, prized for its fast plantation growth reaching harvest size in only 10 years. It is greatly valued for its stunning depth of colour, innate strength and pure grain line.

 

Vast Care Factor:

Premium

  • Dust regularly with a clean cotton cloth;
  • Wipe up spills immediately so as not to cause lacquer to breakdown;
  • Clean regularly using Vast Interior recommended cleaning products;
  • Do not use cleaning products that contain silicone or concentrated chemicals;
  • Avoid placing your furniture near fire places, in direct sunlight or under heating/cooling vents.
  • Use a dehumidifier, or open bowl of water in the room to keep moisture in the air is the above is unavoidable.

Standard (same as above plus):

  • Do not leave hot items or ice cold items directly on the surface of the table as water marking may occur.

 

Teak

Teak is a tropical hardwood with a coarse texture and a colour which develops with age. Native to South East Asia, teak is used extensively in furniture production. Its high oil content, strong tensile strength and tight grain makes it particularly suitable for outdoor - patio furniture applications. Practically imperishable under cover, it has been known to last in temples for centuries.

 

Vast Care Factor:

  • Dust regularly with a clean cotton  cloth & wipe up spills immediately;
  • Wipe up spills immediately so as not to cause breakdown of the finish;
  • Clean regularly using Vast Interior  recommended cleaning products;
  • Do not use cleaning products that  contain silicone or concentrated chemicals;
  • Avoid placing your furniture near fire places, in direct sunlight or under heating/cooling vents;
  • Do not leave hot items or ice cold items directly on the surface of the table as water marking may occur;
  • For outside use we recommend a marine grade varnish (re-apply regularly).