It’s time to dust off the workshop and get started on your next hardwood project. From small DIY woodwork to more big-scale contractor jobs, the amazing things you can do with real wood are naturally endless. Get inspired and get going!
You don't have to be an expert to take on one of these projects. Just start with something simple and work your way up to more complicated things. Before you know it, you will be surprising yourself.
100% have a greater desire to be home since completing the project
64% have an increased sense of enjoyment when they are at home
The key to preserving most any real hardwood product is protecting its finish. But no matter how careful we are, accidents happen and a little hardwood first aid is required.
Whether for the home or the workplace, real American hardwood products add a level of beauty, value and durability second to none. The good looks and durability of solid hardwood products including flooring, cabinetry, moulding or furniture, can last a lifetime by following these guidelines: First and foremost, always remember that three seemingly harmless “things” are often not a friend to hardwood flooring, cabinets, moulding, & furniture:
Do: Wipe up any spills immediately, using a soft, dry cloth starting at the edges of the spill and working toward the center. For hardwood furniture, use coasters, pads, cloths, or runners to protect against spills and water rings.
Don’t: Use cloths or mops dripping with water. Wood should not get wet or soaked. If it does, dry immediately.
Do: Dust frequently, using a soft, lint-free cloth. For hardwood floors, regularly sweep with either a dust mop or broom that features exploded tips. Placing protective mats or rugs at entrances is also a helpful preventative measure to trap dirt.
Don’t: Use a feather duster that could scratch the hardwood surface, or an upright vacuum with beater bars that can scratch a hardwood floor’s finish. Instead vacuum frequently using a vacuum with special hardwood floor attachments.
Do: Limit sunlight exposure with sheer drapes, curtains, or blinds. And occasionally move area carpets to maintain a uniform appearance in a hardwood floor’s finish.
Don’t: Mop sealed-and-waxed hardwood floors, not even with a slightly damp mop, and never apply wax to a floor with a urethane finish.