Care Guide for Raw Oak

Care Guide for Raw Oak Furniture

Some of our oak designs are made using raw kiln dried oak.

Preserving the finish of our raw oak furniture is straightforward and usually requires simply wiping with a damp, soft cloth.

Being raw oak and pale in finish, the tables can be scrubbed occasional with soap and water to regain a paler unmarked finish.

We recommend that common sense is applied so that hot items are placed on a trivet or coaster rather than directly onto the table. Water, wine, oil will all mark the table over time, so we recommend applying a Hard Wax Oil when you first put your table in place, as it will provide a level of protection, but crucially will not change the colour and finish of the product.

The Fiddes Hard Wax Oil can be found in most hardware stores and is made with a blend of natural oils and waxes offering exceptional durability and resistance for natural unfinished oak furniture.

This Oak Lightening wax provides care, protection and nourishes your solid hardwood furniture. It produces a quick drying natural matt water repellent finish that will not peel or flake.


  1. Apply thinly using a clean cloth following the direction of the grain
  2. Always apply sparingly and remove any excess product thoroughly
  3. Leave to dry for 4-6 hours in warm well ventilated conditions, preferably overnight.
  4. Two coats are recommended. A tin of 250ml is enough for one of our kitchen table tops.
  5. To renovate a previous application of raw oak oil, lightly sand area with 150 grit sandpaper and re-apply sparingly.
  6. Please use a damp cloth for regular light cleaning.

To prolong a products life, we recommend that you apply a treatment and thereafter on an annual basis.

Although our wood has been kiln dried, please ensure all new pieces of furniture are not placed within 1 metre of a radiator/heat source. Being a natural material, wood can shrink and/or expand when exposed to sudden changes of temperature. In some cases, this can lead to fine hairline cracks. Please be aware that these changes won’t affect the durability or lifespan of your furniture – they’re part of the nature of wood and are not a structural defect.