Rustic and Modern Copper Furniture
Posted 29-May-14 |
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Copper furniture is a great way to add a rustic, yet modern touch to any room in your home. Whether it is a copper topped tabled or bedroom furniture with copper inlay, this type of furniture makes a subtle statement that is sure to please.
Copper furniture requires a bit more care than typical furniture as it can be prone to scratches and dents. Having said this, the furniture itself is sturdy and lasts for many years to become a piece that can be passed down from generation to generation. And because our copper furniture is designed to take up less floor space, it is a nice addition in rooms where large timbers or over-sized lodge furniture is the focal point.
Whether used indoors or out, sealed or not, use the following tips to keep your copper furniture looking its best.
1. Clean dust and dry debris on indoor copper tables weekly with a lint-free duster or microfiber cloth. If your table is outdoors, be sure to remove leaves and other debris weekly as well.
2. Make sure to wipe up wet spills as soon as they occur. Use a damp, soft cloth and dry the area thoroughly right away to prevent corrosion.
3. If stains or corrosion appear, use a mixture of white vinegar with three tablespoons of salt in a spray bottle. Spray only the stained area and leave for two minutes. Gently rub the area with a soft, non-abrasive scrubbing pad (nylon or glass-safe work best) and repeat as needed until the stain is gone. Rinse the area completely and dry thoroughly.
4. Use a paste wax on waxed or lacquered copper surfaces at least twice a year or if you use the above solution to remove stains. Buff the surface to a shine with a soft cloth.
Things to keep in mind about Copper Furniture
- When dusting, you can use a furniture polish if the copper piece is waxed or lacquered.
- Prevent damage to a copper tabletop by not placing hot objects directly on the surface. Additionally, avoid placing aluminum or iron-containing objects on the surface as well, discoloration could occur.
- An alternative to the cleaning solution above is to sprinkle salt on the stain and then use a lemon wedge to "scrub" the area. Rinse and dry completely when the stain is gone.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals and cleaning solutions on your copper furniture. These things can remove the lacquered finish and decorative patina (green oxidation common with copper) and permanently damage the piece's surface.
- The above-mentioned cleaning solutions may remove patina from unsealed surfaces. It is a good idea to always check with your copper furniture's manufacturer for recommended cleaning solutions.
LodgeCraft carries a large line of copper furniture pieces for the home. From end tables to headboards and nightstands, our rusticly modern copper pieces are built to last a lifetime. Feel free to visit our website
to browse the entire selection and make a statement in any room of your home.