The tabletop finish is hardy and does not need much care, however we do recommend an additional coat when required, this will depend on where it is placed and use. An additional coat will build up protection and pep up the look. (please read manufactures guideline of your stain) 

All timber is subject to shrinkage or expansion, the extent of which depends on the exact environment where it is placed, movement mainly occurs within the first few weeks while the item adjusts to the new temperature it is located in. This is all totally normal behaviour for wood.  

If your table is delivered during the winter months, we strongly advise not to place the table near a heat source or in a hot room for a few weeks so that the table can slowly settle to its new environment. 

Our guidelines for general care are as follows: 


  • Although UV protected, wood will mature or fade in colour quicker in direct sunlight – try to avoid this in prolonged periods when the table is not in use i.e holidays. 

  • Always take care when moving furniture – the table should be carried evenly, never dragged or pushed.  

  • The table is extremely heavy, so we do not recommend moving it alone. 

  • The table (& bench) legs are fixed with rubber feet, we recommend keeping these on to avoid possible damage if the table is dragged.  

  • Do not put hot items directly on to the table – always use mats where appropriate. 

  • Any spills should be mopped up promptly. 

  • Avoid the use of strong detergents on wood. 

  • When re-coating or painting, please follow manufacturers guidelines. 


Your furniture has been treated & painted using the following; please refer to your order for your colour / stain. 


Main Frame:  Farrow & Ball. (Exterior Estate Eggshell)



Top: OSMO Natural Oil Woodstain (For Grey Finishes) or  Manns Pine Stain

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Please refer to your order for your chosen colour and stain or alternatively contact The Table Guy for any clarification, we are always here to help.