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Wood Furniture Care: Spring Cleaning

April 28, 2017

Wood Furniture Care - Manchester Wood

Dealing with dust bunnies on your Manchester Wood furniture?

Here is a wood furniture care solution:

When learning how to clean solid wood furniture and approaching wood furniture care, use a damp cloth and high-quality wood cleaner. Check out Seventh Generation’s Wood Cleaner using USDA Certified Biobased Product fragranced with essential oils and botanical extracts from lemon and chamomile. You could also try Method’s Wood for Good Cleaner, another non-toxic, plant-based cleaner that smells like almond.

Apply monthly, or as you see fit, to a clean cloth, and polish in the direction of the grain, then buff. For regular maintenance, a damp cloth does the trick.

Something to avoid: Don’t use household polishes with products that contain petroleum distillates or silicone, common ingredients that can leave residue.

Wood furniture is beautiful, and something we majorly enjoy in our house, as well as design and build for our customers across the country. With a little bit of maintenance, you’ll have your wood furniture looking brand new for years to come.


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  • Reply Rita Sheppard May 1, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Thank you so much for the great information on how to take care of my wood furniture. I want it to last a long, long time so your tips will really help.

    • Reply JUDITH E BETTY May 1, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Love Method products, thanks for the info!

  • Reply Margaret Wiggins May 2, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I was happy to see this blog post as it is that time of year when the sun is higher on the horizon and the dust on the sides of our furniture becomes easier to see. I will be ordering this product asap!

  • Reply Jennifer Essad May 11, 2016 at 2:20 am

    my dad and mom had us kids helping with chores at an early age, the way we were taught to dust was with an old cloth sprinkled with water. When it was a wood finish mom would come along after dusting with a citrus oil to keep them refreshed. Caring for furniture allows us to even pass them down as heirlooms

  • Reply Richard Benz May 1, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Thanks for the suggestions for natural cleaners. This will be very handy all over my house!,

  • Reply val fonseth May 1, 2017 at 10:10 am

    This step stool design reminds me so much of my Grandmother’s! I stood on it as a child. What a great memory.

  • Reply Shannon Lindau May 1, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Thanks for the tips! We have your tray tables and absolutely love them. Our guests always ask where we got them!

  • Reply Nena Younadam May 1, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you for the tip on using Method’s Wood for Good cleaner on our cherry wood tables. We love them and want to make sure they look beautiful for years to come. Even after being a favorite spot for our son’s Hotwheel cars and dinosaur play time, they look just as great as they day we got them.

  • Reply Rosemary L May 1, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Thanks for letting us know about this product! I have often looked at it on the store shelf and put it back. I will now be purchasing it!
    Love your furniture!

  • Reply Sharon Lally May 1, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Wood furniture make a house a home. It’s beautiful, and it’s from a renewable resource. And best of all Manchester Wood furniture is made here in the USA! Thanks for the tips on how to make the wood furniture look its best!

  • Reply Isa Aura Rosenthal May 1, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Because I find even Seventh Generation products a bit toxic (I am very sensitive), I have found that using lemon essential oil on the wood cleans and adds necessary moisture to the wood. It does not exactly polish but leaves it looking a bit more satiny than before applying the lemon. I love Manchester Wood furniture – it is one of the few places left where products live up to their hype!!!

  • Reply Deb Collett May 1, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    I hAve three pieces of the slate top tables in my home ( sofa table and 2 end tables ) and I love them. Keeping them looking good is a concern, and i have often wondered if I was using the right products. Most of the time I opt for a damp paper towel to clear the dust and debris off the tops. I appreciate the suggestions for other products. And….I love your work. Repeat customer – that’s me. Thank you.

  • Reply fran May 1, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks for the tips – I’ll give them a try!

  • Reply Valerie C. May 2, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Thank you for the information! I bought some new furniture last fall. I’ll use these tips to clean it….and my 2017 purchases to come.

  • Reply Aaron May 3, 2017 at 3:17 am

    I appreciate your helpful tips.

  • Reply April Morin May 4, 2017 at 11:17 am

    I love Seventh Generation and Method products – glad to see a professional recommends them as well. Thank you for the chance to win your step stool.

  • Reply Jennifer Phillips May 4, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    This is great information, thank you so much. Any tips on caring for the wood furniture in my home is always appreciated.

  • Reply K.D. May 30, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Coconut oil is also a good way to clean wood furniture. Make sure you get the unrefined, extra virgin kind. 🙂

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