PROPER USAGE AND MAINTENANCE
Proper usage and maintenance is vital for getting the most out of the valuable resources we have. Our designs are made to last for generations, but just like everything else, they need a little care to get there.
WESTERN RED CEDAR
Western Red Cedar is commonly found in western North America. The Skagerak Western Red Cedar comes from Canada and is PEFC-certified, supporting a sustainable forest management.
Western Red Cedar is a good choice for outdoor furniture as the wood is naturally resistant to bugs and insects, mould, decay and bacteria. As the wood ages, it takes on a beautiful silver-grey patina.
Use suitable furniture cleaner for outdoor use. Stains can be removed with mild bleach, water and a soft cloth.
As the wood is untreated, the surface will patinate over time. If you wish to maintain the original amber coloured appearance, treat the wood with an appropriate furniture oil. Be aware that the oil will darken the wood a tad.
This product is usable in all weathers, all year round. However, if you want indoor storage during the winter months, it is advisable to store the furniture in an unheated room such as a garage or a cellar.
POWDER COATED STEEL
Steel is a strong, timeless and malleable material – enabling designs with thin profiles and various patterns and shapes. To minimize corrosion, the steel is electro-galvanized with a protective layer of zinc. Moreover, the steel has received a decorative powder coating – a high-quality and dry finishing process that gives a stronger and more streamlined surface than conventional liquid paintings.
Use soapy water and a soft brush. Wipe off with a dry cloth. Note: Do not use abrasive pads or abrasive cleaning agents as this may harm the surface.
Although sturdy and resistant, powder coated steel is not invincible, be careful not to make scratches in the surface as it will make the material vulnerable to corrosion.
The product is usable in all types of wind and weather, all year round. However, during wintertime, it is advisable to store the furniture in an unheated room such as a garage or cellar.