4 Tips on cleaning wood furniture properly

cabinetNeed to get rid of allergens and pollutants from your home? Start by cleaning your wooden furniture. Here are some tips in keeping your wood furniture clean and help make your home healthy!

Ways to clean your wood furniture properly:

  1. Use lint-free cloths
  2. Don’t use chemical sprays
  3. Use a mix of vinegar and water
  4. Dust regularly

Use lint-free cloths

Use soft, lint-free cloths to dust your furniture. Feather dusters are not a good idea because the sharp quills can scratch on the wood’s surface and are not very good at removing the dirt. Follow the direction of the wood grain to prevent the build-up of dust.

Coffee Table with a sea themeDon’t use chemical sprays

Don’t use chemical spray polish as they are not good your wood furniture. Spray polish will simply give you that “clean” fragrant smell but will not benefit the wood furniture or remove the dirt.

Keep your home fresh and hygienic by regularly cleaning of your furniture to maintain a dust free environment rather than spreading the fragrant smell of spray polish that contains chemical which can cause health problems.

Mix vinegar and water

Strong vinegar can harm the surface of your furniture. Mix drops of vinegar with a cup of water then dip your cloth into the solution and wring it out. Make sure not to apply too much solution on the surfaces as over wetting can cause water damage.

You can use this solution as an alternative cleaning agent. White vinegar is great for cutting grease, odours, stains and the build-up of grime.

Dust regularly

Tidy away any buildup dust that will damage your furniture after a period of time, especially in corners and edges of your furniture. Deep clean your furniture with the small brush on your vacuum cleaning toremove all allergens that can get caught in the nooks of your furniture.

How to clean wood furniture properly!

Use these tips to keep your furniture looking awesome and your house healthy.
Looking for a new wooden furniture piece?
Contact West Coast Timbers on 08 9720 2561 to discuss your needs and view our current furniture range.

 

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3 reasons to have wooden furniture in your home?

Ever wondered why solid wood is regarded as the best quality in furniture?

Whether you are building a new home,keen on remodeling the old one or just want to add a special piece of furniture; you can never go wrong with choosing solid wooden furniture.

Wood furniture is perfect for your home it is:

  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Great value for your money

Plus, wooden furniture just looks lovely!

Why have wooden furniture in your home?

Your home deserves the best, right? Wooden furniture can be classic pieces right through to modern and contemporary; it can go well with your home no matter what type of style you prefer. With wooden furniture’s versatility, you can achieve the kind of look you want for your home in an instant, no matter what the style.

Here are 3 reasons to have wooden furniture in your home:

  1. Prized possessions for home
  2. Unparalleled quality
  3. A beauty to behold

Prized possessions for home

Solid Wood TV CabinetWith its timeless appeal, wooden furniture will bring out your home’s best appearance. It can strike a balance with the interior décor theme to accentuating any style of home décor and create an impressive aesthetic look.

Unparalleled quality

Many people choose wooden furniture because of its durability. You get what you pay for. Save yourself time and money by not having to replace your furniture every few years.

A beauty to behold

Wooden furniture is impressive – it has a look and the quality to stand the test of time. Yes, its durable and that means its beautiful looks can last for longer. Brilliant!

3 reasons to have wooden furniture in your home?

Style, longevity, value for money!

Looking for solid wood furniture to add to your home?
Have a chat with West Coast Timbers, we have a range of furniture, whether you are looking for modern furniture or traditional styles, we have something for you or we can even custom make you that special piece.

 

 

 

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Wooden furniture care tips this winter!

cabinetWhether you have just bought a new piece of wooden furniture or the set you have is several years old, you’ll want to keep it looking at its best. If caring for your wooden furniture is your concern, all the more it is wise to know caring tips this winter.

Winter care for your wooden furniture

To keep your wooden furniture functional and beautiful through the years, you have to maintain it. The first key towards wooden furniture care is to clean it regularly. Cleaning it regularly will preserve its beauty and prevent dirt accumulation.

Winter is the time of the year when the temperature drops and we turn on the heater or use the fire to keep warm, this warm air can be very drying to our furniture. Wooden furniture is as vulnerable dry air as it can be to moisture and dampness. They can be easily damaged. The good news is you can keep your wooden furniture at its best state – even during winter!

Here are some winter tips that you can follow:

Tip #1: Put it in the right place

Your furniture should not be exposed to direct sunlight or hot air blasts of your heater. In winter, exposing your furniture to cold might also cause the wood to expand and contract damaging its beauty. When positioned near a window, be sure to close your window when the air begins to cool and dampen. By drawing the curtains or blinds once it gets dark you prevent the heat from your home escaping out the glass of the window and the cold rushing in.

Tip #2: Wipe spills away immediately!

If water or other liquid is spilt on your furniture, wipe it up immediately? Keeping your furniture dry in a must, don’t throw your wet jacket over the back of a wooden chair. Make sure to dry up your furniture if any spills occur.

Tip #3: Use water proof treatment

Wooden furniture can be treated or oiled. During winter, your best choice is to check your furniture’s surface and see if it needs reapplying. Oiling or treating your furniture will make them water resistant and less likely to be damaged by a spill.

Wooden furniture care tips this winter!

Follow this winter care tips and maintain your wooden furniture and you will be able to enjoy them for many years to come.

Need to shop for wooden furniture? Contact West Coast Timbers. Call us now and get your free quote today.

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Firewood For Sale near Bunbury 

Trailer of dry firewoodFirewood to fit 6 x 4 Trailer – only $100

NO Bark, Rot or Charcoal. Clean wood ready to burn (no storage or drying needed), jarrah mill ends and split bush wood, all wood is dry, seasoned and pre-split to a convenient size to fit your average size firebox. Nice sized split good quality firewood loads that are hand split. Perfect firewood for winter ready to burn now and it will keep you warm during the cold weather.

Loads usually contain a few pieces of Tuart or Marri as well for burning overnight.

The loads are made up from logs that are processed at our mill and split seasoned. BYO trailer as we don’t deliver (sorry).

All Tuart or Marri wood loads are available on request.
Jarrah mill ends also available at $70 per bin – fits into a 6 x 4 trailer.

Firewood for sale near BunburyAre you in the Bunbury or surrounding area and want to save money and time on your firewood? West Coast Timbers has 6 x 4 trailer loads of wood for sale. Drive in and have the bin of wood dumped directly into your trailer, pay your money and drive home, saves your time and money.

If you are gathering firewood from domestic use, did you know you can only take 2 trailer loads?
(1 tonne) maximum per 60 days. The time that it takes you to go out to the bush (in the allowable areas), cut and collect the right timber then dry it. TOO HARD.

Save yourself the time and money by just driving to West Coast Timbers at Binningup and getting your trailer filled. Dry split firewood ready to stack at your place; all in less than 10 minutes
plus driving time! Easy cheap, quality firewood!

Did you know?

  • When you buy wood by weight, if it is wet you are paying for the water!
  • If you buy green wood it is heavier than dry wood?
  • Green wood is also hard to burn and is very smokey.
  • Buying 18kg bags of firewood at $10 would be equivalent to buying a trailer load of wood for $425. Expensive wood!

Trailer of dry firewoodAt West Coast Timbers at Binningup we DON’T sell wet or green wood, we only sell dry clean wood ready for you to take straight home and burn now.
$100 per bin – fits into a 6 x 4 trailer.
Hand split, good size pieces ready for you to burn now.
Firewood For Sale near Bunbury

Good quality, bark free firewood for sale,
ring West Coast Timbers on 9720 2561

For domestic firewood collection regulations see the Department of Parks & Wildlife website.

 

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When should I seal my deck?

Hardwood_deckingSeal your deck every year. Having your deck sealed annually will help keep its gorgeous look for years to come.

Follow the 5 easy tips to extend the life of your deck,

  1. Sand any rough spots
  2. Sweep clean all dust
  3. When to reapply deck sealer
  4. Apply deck sealer
  5. When should I seal my deck?

Sand any rough spots

Before you start cleaning, make sure to remove the scratches, lumps or bumps on the surface of the board making it smooth ready for sealing. Use a fine sandpaper to sand any splintered floor surface. Check for any damaged or rotten boards to know if needs repair or replacement.

Sweep clean all dust

Sweep the entire deck with a soft broom to clean dust, dirt and any debris above from the boards. You could also use leaf blower for loose dirt or debris that maybe hiding between the boards.

When to reapply deck sealer

When do you need to reapply your deck sealer? Every 12 months is a good rule of thumb but depending on the conditions you may need to do it more often.

To determine whether to seal or not, pour a small amount of water on a deck surface of your deck; if the water beads up in droplets then you don’t need to reapply deck sealer in that area of your deck. If the water soaks into the deck, then you will need to reapply the same type of sealer you have used previously; after the cleaning process.

It is very difficult to change from oil based sealers to water based sealers or vice versa with sanding your deck back to bare wood. The old saying of oil and water don’t mix really is true for deck sealers.

Apply deck sealer

Follow the instructions on the back of the can for your particular type of deck sealer.

Try to prevent people and pets from walking on the deck while it is drying, which depending on the weather may take a day or two.

When should I seal my deck?

Sealing your deck is like applying moisture to your skin, it stops the wood drying out and keeps your deck in great condition for many years to come. You should reapply a sealer to your deck every year to help prevent damage occurring to your deck. Or if the weather conditions have been harsh or the deck has not be sealed for a while you may have to reapply more often.

Need new decking boards or a whole new deck?

West Coast Timbers have a whole range of timbers you can choose from. We have a larger variety of timbers than Bunnings so chances are we will be able to match your existing deck if you need to do a repair.

Call West Coast Timbers on 08 9720 2561 to discuss your timber needs. We are the mill so there is no middle man here, buy direct and save.

 

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5 questions to ask before buying wood furniture

Side Table on CoastersWant to have your great wood furniture that will last a lifetime and stay on till the next generation?

Ask these 5 questions before buying wood furniture:

  1. Is it solid wood
  2. Will it last
  3. Is it worth the money
  4. Is it made from Australian wood
  5. Do you deliver

Is it solid wood?

We sell solid wood perfect for long lasting heavy duty that will outlast you and then into the next generations. Our beautifully crafted solid timber furniture is manufactured from reclaimed and recycled timber; each piece is unique and quality guaranteed. The natural beauty of wood and grain shines through our custom made solid wood furniture pieces.

Will it last?

Our logs are recovered, milled, dried, and processed to become strong lovely furniture, wood flooring, stairs and whatnot. Our furniture can stay sturdy in long years undamaged and durability preserved.

Quality solid wood furniture will save you money because you don’t need to spent time and money replacing your furniture every year or so. Wood furniture is extremely adaptable and will suit all styles of homes, so you can change the décor of your room and your furniture will still fit in perfectly.Coffee Table with a sea theme

Is it worth the money?

Buying wooden furniture is definitely an investment but is it worth it, Yes! Your wood needs are covered here at West Coast Timbers. Our wood furniture is very affordable and you can have your cosy wood furniture to be sturdy and comfy for a very long time.

Is it made from Australian wood?

Our furniture is made from Australian timber that is not full of chemicals perfect for your dining room and or whatever design you have in mind. We specialise in custom designed solid wood furnishings. Have your rustic piece bring the fabulous feel in your living room.

Do you deliver?

Answer is yes, we can organise freight to your door at addition cost. Just call and tell us what you need and we can give you a quote for your delivery requirements.

Get your quality wood furniture here at West Coast Timbers; we have all the best timbers that will suit your needs. Call West Coast Timbers on 08 9720 2561 see our furniture displays and arrange an inspection.

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Is Blackbutt flooring for you?

Timeless, stylish and smooth underfoot, timber flooring can be your home’s most striking feature. Match it with the right décor and a couple of rugs; it will bring a cosy and inviting feel to your room all year round. When it comes to timber flooring, you need to make a choice – what type of flooring materials should you choose?

Finding the perfect timber flooring

Choosing timber flooring is great, it has a fabulous look and its hard wearing nature will be perfect for your home.When choosing which timber flooring to buy, you should consider a number of things to make sure you get the best flooring for your home and needs.

Some questions to ask

  • What kind of look do you want?
  • What colour flooring are you looking for?
  • How about durability? It’s maintenance?
  • Want the best wood flooring to purchase?

Blackbutt timber could be a good choice in flooring for you!

Blackbutt flooring

Blackbutt is a strange name but a great timber; the name came about because of the appearance of the tree after a bushfire. Due to its quick growth and versatility, blackbutt has been popularly used in South West Australia for building framework as well as for floorings.

What makes blackbutt flooring different?

Like any other hardwood, blackbutt is durable, strong and can be used for a range of structural and interior applications such as flooring. If you are wondering what sets it apart from other hardwood, read on:

Unique appearance. Blackbutt has an even texture. Its grain can be interlocked but generally, it is straight. Its colour ranges from pale brown to yellow and there are times when you see a slight pinkish colour to the timber. Gorgeous and unique!

Beautiful. Blackbutt can be stained polished or waxed but remember to do it carefully as it will determine the ultimate finish of your floor or hire a professional to do it for you.

Need a quote on your flooring timber? Contact West Coast Timbers, we are your timber specialists. We mill our own timber so you can save by buying directly from the mill, no middle man. West Coast Timbers also supply a range of different timber such as Marri, Jarrah and Tuart, some in wide boards too. Ring us to discuss your flooring needs, we offer free quotes.

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What makes outdoor wooden furniture perfect for you?

2What kind of outdoor furniture should you use? The answer depends on your style, as there is no shortage on attractive and high quality furniture in a variety of materials suitable for outdoor purposes. If you prefer classic pieces of furniture, your best choice is to go for outdoor wooden furniture.

Why choose wooden furniture for outdoor use?

The trend today might tempt you to go for more popular choices such as plastic or metal furniture. These types of furniture are more accessible because they are a mass produced product. Despite this, investing your money on wooden furniture is a wise idea. Why? Because of the “Feel” wood can give you, it is natural, a casual and warm style. Natural look of wood is  perfect for an outdoor setting and if treated well will last many life times.

Wooden outdoor wooden furniture has a great artistic advantage over other furniture; your furniture can be a work of art conveying elegance, class and simplicity. Or you can opt for a classically style piece for its durability and strength.

What makes outdoor wooden furniture perfect for you?

Outdoor wooden furniture a perfect for all homes:

  • It offers true aesthetic value. Wood has beautiful grains and patterns. It is naturally beautiful and some piece even have a story to tell from the recycled wood they have been made from.
  • Hand crafted. Master craftsmen created wooden furniture with effort, skill and dedication which makes every piece unique and special for you.
  • Quality. You get what you pay for. Although outdoor wooden furniture is a bit expensive, its quality is priceless and will last a very long time.

Choosing outdoor wooden furniture will provide an air of class to your entertaining area and be a talking point at your next BBQ. Hand crafted wooden furniture unique, simply stunning and a great investment.

You can buy custom-made solid wood furniture for your outdoor areas from West Coast Timbers Bunbury. Call 08 9720 2561 to discuss your needs with us today!

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Should you steam clean your hardwood floor?

Marri FloorBoardsHardwood floors are remarkably beautiful and add style to any home. Most hardwood floor owners are looking for ways as to how they can maintain its lustre and keep its value.  Yes, hardwood floors are a large investment – that is why you should make an effort to take special care of it.

Hardwood floors are easy to maintain, but there are few cleaning methods that should be avoided where possible.

Steam cleaning is a NO No!

timber floorNowadays, some homeowners and many steam mop sales people believe that it is a good idea to steam clean their hardwood floors.

DON’T DO IT

Steam mops force steam into the wood fibres, any cracks, splits or breaks allowing the moisture to get into the wood of your floor.

We all know that leaving water on the wood is the biggest enemy of a hardwood floor since it is absorbent and may cause the floor to warp or buckle over time.

The harm caused by steam cleaning

Regardless of how much you heat the water to its vapour state; there is still a high amount of water present. If the water gets under the finish as described above, you will have to refinish your floor again to get the bubbles out. What about properly sealed floors? Even when your floor is properly sealed, regular contact with water on your floor can cause significant damage to the wood over time.

Marri Floorboards - Solid WoodShould you steam clean your hardwood floor?

No – you should not. The best way to clean wood floors is warm water and dry mop off.
Do you need to repair a small section of your flooring?
Need to add additional hardwood flooring or a whole house?

Here at West Coast Timbers, we sell hardwood for flooring by the metre so you can have as little or as much as you need, you don’t have to buy a whole pack when you only need a small amount.

Contact West Coast Timbers for all your wooden flooring needs.

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Is wooden furniture perfect for your kitchen?

kitchen furnitureDo you plan on renovating your kitchen?

Whether you your old kitchen needs a tidy up or you just want to upgrade your kitchen, it might be a great idea to use wooden furniture. You can’t go wrong with classic wooden furniture. It never goes out of style. In other words, your kitchen will look stylish – whatever the trend might be!

Wooden furniture is a classic, timeless design

Wooden furniture may seem simple and practical but they exude a timeless beauty. You don’t need to decorate your home with lavish and expensive décor to make it look luxurious – the mere presence of wooden furniture – especially in your kitchen, can make your home feel and look grand. Capable of fitting most styles and colour schemes, using wooden furniture can suit your kitchen perfectly and neatly.

Single Slab Dining Table

Here are several reasons why wooden furniture would be perfect for your kitchen:

  • Displays sophistication and personality
  • Makes your kitchen look warmer and inviting
  • Easy and not expensive to fix
  • Extra long durability

Wooden furniture displays such quality and can impress your guests in an instant. The material is always associated with fine craftsmanship. Wooden furniture in a kitchen can create a really nice effect and feel. Your guests will surely commend you for your creativity and unique taste of style.

Dining Table, Contemporary Solid Wood FurnitureIs wooden furniture perfect for your kitchen?

Yes, absolutely! No need to worry about spills or moisture, simply wipe as you go and your furniture will last a long time. With proper care and maintenance, your wooden furniture will remain in your kitchen for many years to come.

Are you looking for wooden furniture for your home? Contact West Coast Timbers for all your furniture needs. We have gorgeous pieces of furniture that you can choose or tell us what you want and we’ll do it for you. Yes, we specialise in custom made furniture. Ring us today for a free quote on 9720 2561.

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