Wood is a totaly natural product, has a mind of its own and is sensitive to outside factors such as temperature, humidy and light. If wood is exposed to these factors it is very likely to warp, crack, swell or even rot. Wood likes stability and extremes should always be avoided. Do not place wooden items near windows, draughts, radiators or other kinds of heat source such as televisions or cookers. All of my items should be kept indoors and away from areas of high humidity such as bathrooms, kitchens, swimming pools, saunas, etc. Pets and small children can easily knock things over and breakages can easily occur. All of these things should be considered when deciding where to place your cherished item.
Unless otherwise stated, all of the wood I turn is already seasoned and kept in a relatively steady enviorment similar to that of the average UK home. This should mean that when you receive your piece from me you can just place it in its final home without worry, however it is wise to leave it to rest for a few days to gently aclimatise to it's new surroundings.
As with any item in a home wood will collect dust. It is best to avoid applying any cleaning product to the wood, simple wipe with a cloth to remove dust. You can use a moist cloth but the cloth should 7have as much of the water removed from it as possible first. The last thing you want to do is make the wood wet. For finer detail a house hold paining brush can be used but stick to those with the soft bristles to avoid scratching the finish.
I cannot make any guarantees that the item you have purchased will not suffer from wood movement, including cracking and splitting. Every effort has been made to prevent this but due to it's natural properties it can be unpredictable. If you do experience any of these issues with the item you have purchased from me then please do get in touch. I want you to be happy with your purchase for many years to come and will be happy to discuss the issues and see what I can do to assist.