Assembly & Care

Assembly Instruction for Santa Monica Table :: HERE

Assembly Instructions for Bosco, Wookie, Stowe and Baxter Beds :: HERE

Care & Use Guidelines

Natural hardwood furniture is truly built to last, and that’s what you get in a ModernCre8ve original! While hardwood furniture is both beautiful and durable, proper care and use of your piece is crucial to it’s lifespan, and is an important component in our Guarantee. Please read through these instructions, and let us know if you have any questions…

  • The finish on your furniture (hard wearing conversion varnish for all coffee and dining tables, hand-rubbed oil for all other items) is very durable and highly resistant to water and wear, however, it is not water-proof or scratch-proof,
  • Do not allow liquids to pool on surfaces for extended periods of time,
  • Do not place hot items directly on surfaces, use a trivet or pad for protection,
  • Your item was sent with a small tin of Lareaux’s Furniture Paste that should be used quarterly to monthly, depending on frequency of use of your piece of furniture. This treatment will maintain both the resiliency of your finish, and the suppleness of the wood. Apply paste liberally, allow to sit and soak in for at least 15 minutes, then buff off excess with a soft clean cloth. Full size, 8 ounce tins of this paste are available for purchase on our site, and last for about a year per piece when applied monthly.
  • We recommend using a plant-based wood cleaner or a microfiber cloth and water for daily cleaning and dusting (and we especially like the wood cleaner made by Vermont Naturals),
  • Relative humidity in your home has an effect on wood, and may cause checking if humidity varies greatly (read about checking and how to avoid here),
  • Finally, be mindful of the sunlight your furniture is directly exposed to, as it will naturally bleach the wood over time.