Wooden Furniture Care Guide
We take a lot of time and care to produce furniture of great quality that is made to last. We hope that each Pedersen + Lennard piece will find a special place in your home and be enjoyed by many. This care guide was created to help you look after and maintain your investment. That being said, our solid wood furniture is extremely durable, any scratches/ dents can be easily sanded out and they are designed to endure growing families and even being passed down for generations to come.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our team and we will gladly assist you.
Caring for Timber
- Keeping your furniture out of direct sunlight
- Keeping your indoor furniture protected against outdoor elements
- Dust with a clean dry cloth
- Using coasters or trivets to avoid any potential marks on the surface
- Do not allow prolonged contact with moisture / liquid
- Wipe up spillages with a dilution of your Plant Soap Concentrate or a clean damp cloth
- Do not use any chemical cleaners or polishes that may damage the surface or strip the timber of it's natural moisture
How To Re-Oil Indoor Furniture
A short video on how to oil your wooden indoor furniture
Indoor Timber Care Instructions
(For timber with a natural, pure, coffee and 5% white oil finish)
Timber is a natural material so variation in colour, grain pattern and knots is normal. As is expansion and contraction of the timber with sudden or frequent changes in the surrounding humidity and temperature e.g. in air-conditioned environments or places of higher altitude such as Johannesburg.
To prevent your furniture from splitting, cracking, or warping due to this movement, we highly recommend you oil and clean your hardwood furniture regularly as per our care guide instructions. Following these simple steps will ensure a lifetime of enjoyment of your Pedersen + Lennard pieces.
We include a Indoor Timber Care Kit with each relevant order to help you get started with caring for your furniture. If you run out of these products, you are able to purchase them online, directly from our local supplier, ProNature.
Outdoor Timber Care Instructions
We use Iroko as our preferred outdoor choice of timber as it is naturally durable, with rot and insect resistant properties.
It is an African hardwood that is a yellow/medium brown and ages to a beautiful timeless silver-grey patina. When exposed to the outdoor elements, Iroko wood will, with time, develop fine, surface-level hairline cracks. This is a normal part of the aging process of this natural material. Rest assured that these fine cracks only add character to your purchase and doesn't affect the structural integrity of your Pedersen + Lennard piece.
We include an Outdoor Timber Care Kit with each relevant order to help you get started with caring for your furniture. If you run out of these products, you are able to purchase them from most hardware stores or online, directly from our local supplier, ProNature.
How To Re-Oil Outdoor Furniture
A short video on how to oil your wooden outdoor furniture
How To Repair a Varnish Finish
A short video on how to repair your varnished wood furniture.
Varnished Timber Repair Instructions
(For timber with a clear or onyx varnish finish)
We include a Varnish Timber Care Kit with each relevant order to help you get started with caring for your furniture and repair if needed.
In the event your furniture has been marked or damaged, please download the digital repair pamphlet, and follow the instructions.
Should you wish to purchase more varnish to repair your hardwood furniture, kindly email us your order number and varnish finish (clear or onyx) to email@example.com
Earth-Friendly Wood Oil Only
We only use environmentally friendly oil-based wood sealers that are free of lead, petrochemicals and VOC's on our furniture. We made sure that the timber sealer we sourced is safe for the chemically sensitive, asthma sufferers, pregnant women, children and pets.
We are always trying to do better and make sustainability an integral part of what we do, in every process of our production.
Our oil-based wood sealer penetrates and nourishes this wonderful material that nature has given us. It helps repel water, enhances the natural grain of timber and protects it from changes in humidity.