Care & Maintenance

1. Outdoor furniture

General Cleaning:

  • For everyday cleaning: Wipe down your furniture with a soft cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution.
  • For natural timber furniture: You can also use a solution of water and a mild anti-mould solution with a soft-bristled brush for a deeper clean. Avoid steel brushes, which can damage the wood.
  • Rinsing: After cleaning, rinse the furniture thoroughly with clean water from a hose or bucket.

Timber Care:

  • Re-oiling: To maintain the beauty and longevity of your timber furniture, apply a light coat of oil with UV protection and water repellent properties about once a year. We recommend using linseed oils or raw linseed oils, or Beeswax, which can be found in most hardware store such as Bunnings. Use a soft cloth and wipe off any excess oil after allowing it to soak in for a short period. 
  • Natural Imperfections: Please note that plantation timbers used in our products may have natural blemishes in the wood grain. These are not defects but add to the unique character of the furniture.

Timber Maintenance Tips:

  • Seasonal Changes: Timber naturally expands and contracts with temperature and humidity fluctuations. To extend the life of your furniture, avoid placing it in direct sunlight for extended periods or in environments with extreme heat or low humidity.

Wicker Furniture Care:

  • Dry Brushing: For regular cleaning, use a soft-bristled brush to remove dirt trapped between the wicker weaves. Start with tighter weaves and work your way outwards.
  • Washing: Hose down the wicker furniture to remove loose dirt and allow it to air dry completely. Alternatively, you can wipe it thoroughly with a damp cloth.

Steel Furniture Care:

  1. Maintain Shine: To keep your stainless steel furniture looking its best and prevent rust, use a liquid metal polish with a soft cloth. Apply the polish, buff it gently, and remove any excess residue

2. Wooden Dinnerware and Kitchenware

General Cleaning:

  • Daily cleaning: After each use, wash your wooden dinnerware and kitchenware by hand with warm water and a mild dish soap solution. Use a soft sponge or dishcloth to avoid scratching the surface.
  • Drying: Rinse the items thoroughly with clean water and dry them completely with a clean, lint-free dishcloth.Never leave them to air dry on a draining rack, as this can lead to warping.

Deep Cleaning (Optional):

  • For stubborn stains or odors: Occasionally, you may need a more thorough cleaning. You can make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply the paste to the stained area, leave it for 15-20 minutes, then scrub gently with a soft brush. Rinse thoroughly and dry completely.

Important Tips:

  • Never soak wooden dinnerware and kitchenware in water. Prolonged exposure to water can cause warping and cracking.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaners. These can damage the wood’s finish and leave behind unwanted residue.
  • Not dishwasher-safe. Wooden dinnerware and kitchenware are not dishwasher safe, as the high heat and harsh detergents can damage the wood.
  • Extreme temperatures: Avoid placing hot food directly on wooden plates and bowls. Additionally, keep them away from direct heat sources like ovens and stovetops.

Rejuvenation (Optional):

  • Maintaining the wood (once every 1-3 months): To maintain the wood’s natural beauty and prevent drying, apply a food-safe oil like mineral oil, beeswax, or coconut oil.  Important: Not all oils are created equal! Avoid vegetable oils as they can go rancid.

Here’s how to apply the oil:

  1. Wash and dry the wooden item completely.
  2. Apply a thin, even coat of oil with a clean cloth.
  3. Let the oil soak in for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Buff off any excess oil with a clean, dry cloth.

Additional Notes:

  • Some wooden dinnerware and kitchenware may come pre-treated with a food-safe oil or sealant. Refer to any care instructions provided with your purchase for specific recommendations.
  • Over time, wooden dinnerware and kitchenware may develop a slight patina. This is a natural process and adds to the character of the wood.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure your wooden dinnerware and kitchenware last for years to come, adding warmth and beauty to your meals.