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All About Buying and Caring For Wooden Antiques

Aug 18, 2008
It could easily be argued that wood antiques are by far most popular and also one of the most expensive ones. There are many connoisseurs of wood antiques and the exorbitant rates do little to deter them from possessing one. Here we shed some light on the priceless wood antiques

Wood Antiques Add Charm

Wood antiques give a very attractive vintage look to your entire surrounding. It is also a creative method to make your house look unique. Wood antiques are made of several types of wood with a lot of detailed carvings, intricate designs, patterns and inlays which may also be hand painted. Some of them are simple with a table top and legs for support while some have an apron, a drawer or side cabinets, extra shelves and a single base instead of the four legs. Having wood antiques creates a totally different ambience.

Caring for Your Wood Antiques

The care and maintenance of your wood antique is very important to help them retain their beauty. Some furniture wood antiques are large and heavy and maintenance is equally difficult. You should ensure that your furniture is not stored in damp places as it tends to warp the wood and neither should it be stored in extremely dry conditions as this tightens the wood. When you move your furniture make sure to cover them and ensure proper padding. All drawers should be removed and use gloves when handling these wood antiques.

Do not expose your furniture to direct sunlight as it can affect the colour and finish of the wood. Artificial light can also cause damage to your wood. If you have intentions of storing it in the garage or the basement ensure that they are water proof and kept at room temperature. Always use a soft cloth to wipe your furniture as feather dusters can cause scratches and for intricate designs use a small and soft brush. Use of beeswax polish once or twice a year helps to keep your wood antiques in good condition and avoid silicone based products as it tends to collect dust and dirt which may make your furniture dull. Experts state that wood antiques are best left with scratches as the original state has more value.

Antique Wood Flooring

There is a great demand for antique wood flooring as they are unusually exquisite and add value to the building. Real antique wood floors have cracks, nails and holes but they can be repaired and polished while retaining the original color and beauty. You can get antique wood flooring from old buildings that are being demolished, old factories, warehouses and cotton mills and have them custom made into various sized panels for your floor, stairs, mantels and doors. You can also find many antique wood flooring manufacturers on the internet.
About the Author
April Kerr owns website Wooden Box Special which has details of where you can purchase wood tea caddies and carved wooden boxes at excellent prices.
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