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Wooden Highboard Cabinet
Deliver 2 - 4 weeks. This elegant highboard crafted from mango wood is the perfect addition to add some glamour and style to your home. Mango wood furniture is the ideal way to furnish a home in an eco-friendly way and Farnham wooden cabinet is a wonderful example of just how stylish sustainable furniture can be. The unique brass hexagonal inlays and central handle of this mid century sideboard add a subtle retro feel, whilst also bringing out the gorgeous different golden hues naturally visible in the mango wood. Sitting on slim brass metal legs, this mango wood sideboard is ideal as a cocktail cabinet or other occasional living room storage.
Dimensions: H110 x W100 x D40cm / Free Delivery to most mainland UK*
Discover Sustainable Mango Wood
From a tree that produces sweet and delicious fruit so too does it provide a wonderfully sustainable material to craft furniture. Mango wood is fundamentally a byproduct of the mango fruit industry. A fast-growing tree that matures quickly, once it grows too tall it stops bearing fruit and can be harvested for timber with a new tree planted in its place - a tree for a tree! This also provides farmers with a supplementary income.
Dense and solid with a gorgeous golden mellow patina running through it, hardwearing mango wood furniture will bring warmth to a home that will last a lifetime.
This care guide has been put together by our team, to offer you advice on how to keep your furniture looking wonderful for many years to come.
To clean your furniture:
We often get asked what products can be used on a daily basis to clean your furniture. With a waxed finish, we would recommend avoiding spray polishes that contain silicones, as they may spoil the surface of your furniture by building up over time.
- Our main recommendation would be to use placemats and coasters whenever placing something hot on the surface. This really will be the best way to avoid ring marks.
- Also wiping up any spills as soon as possible, will help you avoid stains.
- When writing, avoid your pen making impressions by using a pad underneath your sheet of paper.
Other maintenance tips:
To make sure you avoid weakening the joints, never drag furniture, always lift.
When placing furniture directly on to floors, make sure you use heavy duty felt pads, or other forms of protection to avoid scratches or marks. These can be bought from most hardware stores or online.
The beauty of wax is that it allows the natural variations in tone of reclaimed wood to come through. The best way to nourish and protect the wood, is through waxing it!
You may wax your piece of furniture as often as you like, although we would recommend regular waxing in the first few months.
We would recommend that at least a monthly wax for the first 3 months will be needed, as it acclimatises to the heat of your home. Avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight or next to a radiator, as this will increase the appearance of cracks due to over-drying.
After this, waxing every other month should be fine.
Please be assured, it's very fast and simple to wax!
All you need is some wax, we recommend Mylands Wax, which is a high-quality British wax. Depending on your finish, you may just want a clear wax, to avoid your piece of furniture getting too dark.
- All you need as an old rag, which you can use to apply the wax generously across your piece of furniture.
- Rub it on along the grain of the wood to make sure it gets into all areas.
- Once you've done your waxing, it's best to leave it approx 30mins.
- After 30 mins, use another clean rag to remove excess and to give it a very light buff.
- Waxing is also a great way to remove any marks or cracks which may appear over time, and it can be used in the affected area only
If you see any small crack appear (these are known as shakes, and are quite common in old reclaimed wood), simply wax over them, they will not make the crack disappear, however, it will help to nourish the wood.
If you have any questions at all, then please don't hesitate to contact us on 01273 499057 or send us a message.