About oil finished furniture

Our furniture is finished with drying oil called oil finish.

Since it is not coated like general furniture, you can feel the texture of the wood itself without hindering the expansion and contraction of the wood.

The top plate of the table uses a paint that enhances water repellency as the undercoat, but it cannot completely prevent scratches and stains.

At first, you may be worried about scratches and dirt, but after a certain point, you will feel a good texture and you can enjoy the changes over time.

Ideally, you should not worry too much about it and use it for a long time while maintaining it.

Coated furniture will become more and more dirty and scratched, and will not have a good texture.

 

The biggest attraction of the oil finish is that you can enjoy the texture and aging of the wood.

Furniture care

■ Regular care

Wipe with a dry cloth or a cloth that has been wrung out tightly.

If you wipe it with a cloth with a lot of water, the surface will gradually become rough.

 

■ Maintenance with wax

Oil finish products (especially table tops) are recommended to be cleaned with maintenance wax.

Cleaning with wax enhances water repellency and prevents dirt from adhering.

You can clean the surface only. You don't have to do the back side.

 

For wax, we recommend Rappen Wax from German natural paint manufacturer Kreidezeit (distributor: Planet Japan).

You can get it online, or you can get it at our workshop.

Kreidezeit manufactures paints of natural origin, and its philosophy of manufacturing is highly evaluated in Germany.

 

[Cleaning method]

If you feel that it has become dull, please take care of it.

 

① Take a small amount of wax on a waste cloth (T-shirt cloth is good) and rub it along the grain. Please stretch it as thinly as possible.

 

② Leave it for 15 to 30 minutes. Leaving time varies depending on the season. About 15 minutes in summer and 30 minutes in winter.

Please note that the leaving time will be shorter if you are using heating.

 

③ Wipe off excess wax with a clean cloth. Wax may seep out even after wiping. In that case, wipe it off repeatedly. If left unwiped, it may cause stickiness.

 

④ Drying time is about 12 hours.

 

* The cloth used for maintenance may ignite spontaneously. After use, soak it in water before disposing of it.

 

Resharpening top plate of who use it long table, repainting We accept a fee.

Furniture handling

It is recommended that you do not worry about scratches and dirt, but please note the following points in order to use the furniture for a longer period of time.

・ Wipe off the water as soon as possible.

・ Do not leave iron products wet. The tannins contained in the wood, iron, and water may react and cause black stains. If you have black spots, please contact us as there are ways to deal with them.

・ Do not place hot items directly. Please use a pot or coaster as much as possible.

・ Do not install the product in direct sunlight, near an air conditioner, in a place where it gets wet, or outdoors as it may cause warping or cracking.

・ If you leave a vase on the furniture, sunburn marks may remain. Please be careful especially for the first six months. After that, you don't have to worry about it.

Aging

The color of furniture made of wood changes according to the number of years it is used.

The way it changes depends on how it is exposed to sunlight and the type of tree.

It also depends on whether the sunlight is direct sunlight or light through the glass.

 

Light-colored wood (chestnuts, cherry, etc.) tends to turn darker due to UV light.

When ultraviolet rays are cut through the glass, some of them change to a lighter color or a brighter color.

 

On the other hand, the discoloration pattern of dark wood varies, and depending on the tree species, it changes to a light color or a bright color due to ultraviolet rays (such as black walnut).

 

In addition, changes in the paint itself, such as oil and persimmon astringency, have a significant effect on the appearance.

The change in persimmon astringent paint is large and clearly visible compared to the oil finish.

■ Aging of chairs made of chestnut wood

I compared the chair immediately after production with the chair about one year after production. You can see that the color has changed deeply.

Left in the photo: Immediately after production

Right: Approximately one year has passed

asing of rattan chairs
asing of crest rail in rattan chairs
asing of cane seats in chairs

■ Aging of various trees

It is a state of the change in the color of the wood piece with the oil finish.

Left: Immediately after painting

Right: Approximately 5 months after painting

Japanese walnut (Juglans mandshurica)

asing of Japanese walnut timber

Japanese raisin tree (Hovenia dulcis)

asing of Japanese raisin tree timber

Manchurian ash (Fraxinus mandshurica)

asing of Japanese ash timber

Japanese chestnut (Castanea crenata)

asing of Japanese chestnut timber

Japanese bird cherry (Prunus ssiori)

asing of Japanese bird cherry timber

Japanese cucumber tree (Magnolia obovata)

asing of Japanese cucumber tree timber

Japanese cherry (Cerasus jamasakura)

asing of Japanese cherry timber

It changed to a dark color as a whole.

The change in Hovenia dulcis was negligible.

For a detailed description of each of the tree → Let' go

■ Differences in aging due to painting

I compared a piece of chestnut wood that has been painted for about two months with a piece that has just been painted.

aging of Japanese chestnut timber coated paint

The color changed darker even without painting, but you can see that the color changed more darker with painting.

■ Changes in persimmon astringent paint

A piece of wood that had just been painted with persimmon astringent paint was placed on a top plate (chestnut material) that had been painted for about two months.

Aging of persimmon astringent paint

You can see the difference in color.

If you apply persimmon astringent paint, you can clearly feel the color change in about 2 weeks after painting, depending on the environment.

After about a year, the changes will settle down.