By Aurélie Sotelo. Vintage Sideboard. Published at Sunday, April 08th, 2018 - 18:10:08 PM.
If you're like a lot of people, the dining room is one room in your home that's almost like a masterpiece painting. All the pieces you've purchased to go in here fit perfectly with one another to create an almost nostalgic feeling as soon as you walk in the room. Didn't everyone have a grandmother whose house had that perfect dining room when it came time for family meals? But times do change and your needs in the dining room can change as well. If you have a large family, you may be noticing that you need a little more space to set up food items, serving items, etc. But what are you going to use? Well, the answer might be a sideboard.
To give it that shiny exterior, you can use linseed or lemon oil to polish the surface. Or buy furniture products that are specially made for oak. Just stay clear of those made of harsh chemicals as they could leave stains. Organic would be a much better choice. Now, there are touch up kits which you can also buy from stores that’s specifically made to help you keep your colored oak tables and chairs in tip top shape. But you have to read the instructions carefully before you apply so you do not risk damaging the exterior. It would also be best if you adapt a schedule for polishing your oak fixtures so they’d be easier to maintain.
Oak furniture like an oak sideboard can fetch for anywhere from $200 to $5000. But given their resilience, any homeowner would find it a good investment to splurge on oak home wares. However, with poor maintenance, the lifetime expectation for these kinds of fixtures may dwindle down to a few years and even just a few months. It would be such a shame to have to waste that much money and not be able to maximize the gratification experienced. Don’t let other people’s mistakes be your own when buying oak tables and chairs. Here are some tips I can give you regarding upkeep and cleaning.
Don’t place your oak sideboard or cabinet in direct exposure to the sun or nearby radiators. The heat may cause the structure of the wood to wear down. Moreover, it might also influence its radiance. If you can’t avoid placing it away from windows, make sure to cover it with a mantle so that heat contact will be minimized.
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