A wood coffee table looks lovely, regardless of the fact whether they are placed indoors or outdoors. They are available in so many designs, styles, and colors that it is difficult to decide which type is the best choice for your home.
However, you have to keep in mind that wood coffee tables have to be maintained so they can retain their shiny and beautiful appearance for a long time. Here are a few pointers:
- Try to keep the table away from natural light as much as possible since they tend to lighten the color and adversely impact the finish. If sunlight falls on certain parts of the table, it lightens only those portions, which make it look even worse.
- If you live in a pest-infested area, you should take precautions so that bugs, worms, or termites don’t eat through the wood, especially soft wood. In case you notice irregularities such as sawdust-like particles near the table, it is time to give a call to a pest control agency.
- Wood being organic reacts to the quality of air around it. Dry air with low humidity causes the wood to crack due to excessive dryness. On the other hand, high humidity in the air means the wood absorbs the moisture, thus leading to warping, expansion, and eventual breaking of the wood.
An instruction set outlining the different ways to care for your wood coffee table is often provided when you purchase it. If not, ask the dealer for suggestions to maintain it in the best way possible.