Wood Is Good
Wood Is Good
Our artisans craft the products from wood mainly sourced from teak, mango, sheesham, and acacia trees.
The scales weigh heavily in favor of opting for wooden furniture. Reason being, wood:
- Is Eco-friendly as compared to re-engineered wood.
- Has a long-lasting shelf-life.
- Can always be recycled unlike the re-engineered wood and plastic furniture.
- Has a high strength-to-weight ratio.
- Allows for the three R’s which are a part of the sustainability concept: Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.
- And Indikasa brand goes beyond the mere concept by also accommodating other R’s: Renovate, Revamp, Reinvent, Repair; Repeat ...
Know Your Wood
Defects and Imperfections
- The furniture range offered to our customers is crafted in our workshops under strict supervision and quality control of our team.
- The final products are a unique design in themselves and are prone to exhibit minor variations even if carved from a single log of wood.
- Wood, being a natural material, tends to exhibit slight differences in shape, size and finishing.
- Unlike the engineered varieties; logs are marked by their own unique grains, knots, textures and colours, which naturally make their way into the finished product also.
- In fact, such minor deviations are much coveted for their uniqueness and lend a rustic charm to each piece of furniture.
- Owing to these technicalities, the end product may vary slightly from the one seen online in terms of the final colour, grain size, appearance, etc.
- Additionally, our in-house team subjects our products to a continuous redesigning process which may lead to negligible changes in angles, elements, accessories, etc., as compared to what is available online.
Tender Loving Care For Furniture : Tips And Tricks
Our entire product range is painstakingly carved out of teak, sheesham, acacia and mango wood.
We take a lot of pride in our pieces of furniture which have lasted generations at home and are lovingly treasured as heirloom pieces. Made from the highest quality wood, they require regular TLC (tender Loving Care) to maintain that shine and durability and also to keep all scratches and abrasions at bay.
So, what do we recommend?
Preservation And Care
Check the Seller’s Recommendations:
Do remember to check for specific cleaning, maintenance and care instructions while buying any piece of furniture.
Regular Cleaning Regime:
For any kind of furniture in your home, we suggest a regular cleaning and maintenance regime to keep the wood at its best for a lifetime.
Dust It Away!
Do ensure that your furniture is dusted on a regular basis. Air borne particles are most likely to form a layer on the surface, thereby leading to scratches on wood.
For dusting, use soft cloth/rag like mulmul, old cotton sari/kurtis sans embroidery, embellishments or zari work, buttons, zippers, etc., to avoid damage to the wooden surface.
Make sure to use a clean, lint-free piece of cloth or rag.
Feather Quills - Not A Good Option
Do avoid feather dusters for dusting as the quills may result in scratches on the wood surface.
Stains Need Instant Action
At times, the wood furniture might be marred with some stain. Irrespective of the kind of stain sitting on the pretty surface, clean it up ASAP. It becomes harder to wipe away the stain when it has been sitting there for a longer time. Buff it up with a soft, mulmul cloth.
Away From Direct Sunlight
Do ensure that your furniture is not in the direct path of sunlight/heat or is not placed in an area where sunlight/heat is falling directly. So, avoid placing them in front of fireplaces, vents or uncovered windows.
Shoo Away That Musky Smell
If the piece emits a musty, lingering smell; best to air it outside in a shaded area, on a warm, dry day. Avoid direct sunlight.
To do away with the musty smell and freshen it up, try sprinkling the surface with baking soda.
A pan of charcoal placed inside the drawers also helps to absorb the smells that are sitting smugly inside enclosed spaces.
Be Mindful Of Temperature
Placing extremely hot/cold objects or food/glasses/mugs/utensils, etc., on wooden furniture is not advisable. This may leave impressions and distort the original look of the surface. In such cases, it is best to use coasters, trivets, and potholders which will also enhance the look of your furniture.
Make Ample Use Of Decorative Placemats and Tablecloths
Decorative placemats and lacy tablecloths will protect the surface from any contact with food or beverage spills as well as lend an aesthetic look to the furniture.
Sharp Objects At An Arm’s Length
Sharp objects brought/placed close to any piece of furniture are likely to cause scratches which may mar the beauty of the wood. So, just be careful!
Oil As A Foil!
Keep It Shining
We would highly recommend to oil and wax your wood at regular intervals to give them some LIFE. This process is meant to give a shiny varnish to the surface as well as add a protective coating/layer on the surface. So, your wood acquires a "Shine Like A star" appearance.
Advantages Of Using Oil
Recommended frequency would be to oil and wax your wooden units once every three months. Oil finishes are also food-safe, eco-friendly and non-toxic.