Tips in Taking Care of Your Wood Furniture

In the Philippines, owning furniture is difficult for starting families mainly because of price. It would take months or even years of saving your hard earned money to acquire even just one piece of furniture and the price would also depend on the quality of the furniture. As a starting typical Filipino family, many of us buy plastic furniture that are eventually replaced with elegant wood and cushioned furniture as we gain bonuses, get a higher pay grade, or save enough.

It is really imperative to give it our utmost care for the furniture given all the effort that is put into acquiring them.

Here are tips to make your furniture last longer:

1. Avoid frequent changes in temperature.

Temperature and humidity affects wood moisture content’s drying time. Frequent changes of its moisture content can cause fading or even breaking of the wood. That’s why it is advisable to remove it from windows to avoid it from having direct sunlight.

2. Rotate lamps/vases from time to time

Leaving items such as vases and lamps stagnant will leave marks unto the wood. The precipitation or the accumulation of dirt and other residue like wax can bore into the color or lacquer over time. That’s why using mats as protection might be advisable.

3. Clean up spills immediately

Leaving liquid substances too long on the furniture leave white spots—sometimes these stains become permanent especially if the spilt liquid has high alcohol content. Clean spills immediately. Also, clean them in a bottling motion as carelessly wiping them might spread the affected area bigger.

4. Protect it from ball point pens

When using your furniture as a writing table, us a pad to avoid scratches. Either that or write lightly—notice how some write very heavily on pads that the previous writing bores unto the next series of papers? The same thing happens to your furniture.

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4 Factors to Consider in Valuing Your Antique Furniture

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Knowing the value of an antique is a very useful skill to everyone especially to those who are planning to make a living by buying antique products in lower prices. Determining a price of an antique is not that as easy as anyone thinks because it takes a lot of patience and research just to know its value. In fact there is a course that is dedicated just to know antique’s value.

So let’s start. These are the things that you should consider in determining antique’s value:

Designer’s Mark

In clothes, shoes, gadgets, brands dictate how it will be priced. The same goes to furniture products, signatures adds value to it. That’s why signatures should not be ignored, if you need to use a magnifying glass just to see it, then use one.


There are instances where a tremendously rare items with condition factors will still give a good value. A rare item like Earthenware jars from stone age even with cracks will still price more than jars that are created in earlier era.


Let’s say that you have an antique that is not that rare enough to appreciate its value, would you think you would still get a good deal if you will sell it in a bad condition? One of the most important factor when you are valuing an antique is its condition. All the flaws like cracks, wear and tear will be subtracted to its value. That’s why it’s still advisable that the antiques, though old still resemble of what it looks like when it was still new.

Restoration Vs. Repaired

Professional restoration can add significant value for the antique but poorly repaired one can negatively depreciate its value.

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