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Caring for wooden furniture

About Kyoto Sumiya Asakura Mokkou’s oil-finished wooden furniture


■After finishing by hand planing, it is soaked in oil, mainly linseed oil.


・It feels good on the skin because it touches the wood directly → The coefficient of friction of the planed wood surface is close to that of human skin.


・Does not hinder the breathing of the tree → During the rainy season, it has a humidity control effect by absorbing indoor moisture.


・Easy to maintain and can be used for a long time for the above reasons..



■Although it has sufficient water repellency, there are two things to keep in mind as it is not covered with a coating like urethane.


Moisture---------Basically wipe dry. It will grow as shiny as the floor of a temple.

In the case of a table, wipe water because it is a place to eat. In that case

Please wipe with a tightly wrung out cloth. (Microfiber is not good)

Use coasters for glasses containing ice that may condense.


Iron -------I don't think you would put a hot pot directly on it, but if you put an iron kettle etc. directly on it,

The tannins in the tree and the iron may react and become black.

                                                                  that it will dilute if you put some lemon juice on it and let it sit for 1-2 hours.


■We will demonstrate oil maintenance for the dining table, which is wiped down with water every day, after about a year of use.

Please contact me. Oil maintenance is not required for chairs and box items.


After that------The first maintenance will remove most of the surface fuzz, so you don't have to do it every year.

If you prefer moisture and want to increase water repellency, use oil once a year.

If you prefer a matte texture, you can just apply oil once every few years..

■For dents and scratches, moisten a small tissue with water and place it on the dent, and leave it there for 30 minutes, and the area will heal considerably.(Note: Do not use this method on colored furniture or furniture with rough textures. Water bleed marks may stain.)

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At our showroom attached to our workshop in Sumiyama, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture,

The feel of the actual new table,

You can also see, touch and experience the actual table that has been used for meals every day for over 10 years. Please come by all means. (We have a cherry table that we used for 10 years without placemats because we had children and a cat.)

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