Wood, like any other natural and porous material, continues to absorb and release humidity throughout its life. Loft furniture can adapt well to its environment. Its design structure allows the wood to expand and contract. Occasional imperfections may occur and will contribute to the charm of the furniture. Variations in wood grain, texture & colour, knots and other natural occurring characteristics are inherent to solid wood.
Sponge with mild solution of water and soap (washing-up liquid):
The timber can be cleaned with water & soap at any moment and will give the surface a patina in the old-fashioned way.
Frequent washing with the soap solution will increase the surface resistance.
Over time the wood will absorb more and more soap making the piece more repellent to marks or staining.