Outdoor Oak Furniture: Summer Maintenance Guide

Outdoor Oak Furniture: Summer Maintenance Guide

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Solid oak is one of the most beautiful home and garden trends; when it comes to indoor and outdoor furniture, it’s a classic look that is forever timeless. And if you care for solid oak in the right way, it can even outlive you. Giving you stylish family pieces for generations to come. All of our unique garden furniture designs are made with authentic solid oak whisky barrels from the finest Scottish distilleries, so they promise uncompromised quality, unique character, and so much rustic charm. Here’s how to care for your solid oak garden furniture from Cheeky Chick

Solid oak is one of the most beautiful home and garden trends; when it comes to indoor and outdoor furniture, it’s a classic look that is forever timeless. And if you care for solid oak in the right way, it can even outlive you. Giving you stylish family pieces for generations to come. All of our unique garden furniture designs are made with authentic solid oak whisky barrels from the finest Scottish distilleries, so they promise uncompromised quality, unique character, and so much rustic charm. Here’s how to care for your solid oak garden furniture from Cheeky Chicks.

 

Pixie’s Top Tips for Solid Oak!

 

TIP 1 – Clean your furniture regularly

The best way you can care for oak garden furniture is to keep it as clean as possible. High pressure washers are fantastic for hosing down muck and grime, whilst stains and small bits of dirt can be removed using a wet sponge or cloth.

 

TIP 2 – Varnish your wood

We get asked about what varnish to use all the time, so this year we have teamed up with Flag paints to create our own brand of varnishing product, a yacht varnish, which is the perfect lacquer to keep oak barrels and oak barrel furniture protected for longer. This tough glaze, based on premium resins, is the exact formula we have been using for years and will have your garden furniture looking lovely with a beautiful glossy finish.

 


 

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TIP 3 – Let the oak age naturally

Ageing is an extremely natural (and stunning) process for solid oak and barrel furniture. The more your wood ages, the more character and charm it will have – making each piece totally unique. As oak develops and reacts to sunlight, it will ‘patina’ nicely, producing a natural gloss or sheen.

 

TIP 4 – Protect your furniture from the heat

Wood can shrink and warp with the changes in weather, and extreme heat can cause drying and splitting. Not only that, but harmful UV rays from the sun can actually penetrate the molecular structure of wooden furniture, destroying it from the inside out. So try to keep your solid oak pieces out of direct sunlight – or consider keeping them covered when they are not in use.

 

TIP 5 – Keep your oak barrels dry

In the same respect that too much dryness can split the wood, too much moisture can cause the wood to swell and change shape. Eventually cracking or tearing from stress. So make sure your outdoor furniture collection is protected from rain and snow. Consider indoor storage for the winter months and always make sure the furniture is well ventilated.

 

 

Don’t forget to browse our latest collection of solid oak barrel furniture for the garden at Cheeky Chicks. Until next time…

 

Pixie xx

 

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