As Live Edge tables are common for most woodworkers, protection is also a huge concern for them. Thus, we’d like to share with you some tips in order to keep your table looking its best for generations. Read on these to see if they meet your requirements.
Removing stains from your table
We often use a damp cloth with only water to clean your piece of furniture for most cases. Whether you have a more stubborn stain or spot you can use a mild detergent – such as dish soap to clean them. It's ideal to use maintenance oil for tables finished to repair minor scratches, dirt, and moisture.
Remember to use hot pads, placemats, and coasters as a preventative measure to prevent your table from getting damaged and scratched.
Avoiding scratching by polishing a conditioning cream
Upon using your live edge table, it’s wise to condition the surface frequently. Polishing mostly reduces minor scratches and makes them become unnoticeable. As time goes on, you won’t be concerned much about it as often.
Polishing the top table with a conditioning cream will make your top surface look nice - Credit: Flowyline Design
After applying a conditioning cream, you need to be sure to carefully get rid of any excess. Moreover, with any excess cream or polish, avoid letting any of the substance leaks into the ridges, cracks, and holes of the live edge surface. Over time, this buildup can cause the live edge to look dirty and smell bad.
Don’t forget to use preventative measures and make a maintenance schedule to keep them looking new and long-lasting.
Avoiding UV heat damage
Proper storage is essential for your live edge table. It’s necessary to avoid the tough sun or humid areas that vary in temperature frequently. Because of the fact that areas are not usually the best fit for your table, the wood will expand and frequently cause cracks, warping, and damage.
We do not highly recommend live edge tables for areas such as cabins or garages since they aren’t typically heated year-round.
It’s necessary to avoid tough sun or humid areas because they frequently cause cracks - Credit: Flowyline Design
Taking care of table legs
Last but not least, table legs are probably something that everyone almost ignores or pays little attention to. Though it's the fact that the more attention we pay to the table legs, the longer they will last.
With wooden table legs, we’re equal to applying an extra layer of preservative oil and placing the table in a cool place, avoiding wet areas in order to avoid table leg rot. That will make your table wobbly and less sturdy.
With metal table legs, you’d better choose products with powder-coated techniques and choose colors that are easy to cover stains such as black. With metal table legs, what you need to do is avoid humid places, direct sunlight affects the expansion. Besides, you can use a microfiber rag that is dipped in water to wipe it easily.
The more attention we pay to the metal table legs, the longer they will last with your live edge table - Credit: Flowyline Design
Nowadays, people prefer metal materials due to their consistency and strength, especially furniture that is required to stay sturdy to help us hold essentials like tables and table legs. Metal table legs offer us a higher capacity with various significant designs than wooden legs. So we can pick metal legs for your house.