Properly made and cared for, wooden furniture and accessories will last a lifetime and beyond. My goal is to achieve a "close to the wood" finish, enhancing the character and natural beauty of the wood. I apply a variety of finishes to the pieces I create, based on intended use, to protect them from day to day use.
Furniture can be wiped clean with a damp cloth, and then lightly waxed with a quality furniture wax or polish.
Bowls and other vessels can be cleaned with a damp cloth, using a mild detergent, then dried.
Accessories can be wiped down with a damp cloth, dried immediately, and lightly waxed with a quality furniture wax or polish.
Wood is a natural material and as such, it interacts continuously with its environment, especially in absorbing and releasing moisture.
Take care never to leave wooden articles submerged in water, or left damp for long periods of time.