Tropical hardwood / local Oak-hardwood
Because of the high-density and strength properties of this wood, a surface protection, such as oiling, is not necessary. With time hardwood develops the often desired silver-gray hue/patina due to weathering. If you prefer to preserve the brown shade of the wood in its natural state (in which you receive it), you have to treat the wood on regular basis with suitable hard-wood oil.
Local wood, like Douglas-fir or Larch are delivered with surfaces in their natural state, because the natural greying is mostly desired.
If you prefer to preserve the brown shade of the wood in its natural state (in which you receive it), you have to treat the wood on regular basis with suitable hard-wood oil.
Please take into account that due to weather and environmental influences, natural movements of
the wood, but also of abrasion and vandalism, oiled surfaces might wear out. As a result, the surface will not remain even and has to be oiled anew.
Wood is a natural product and is a subject to the conditions of physical principles which are affected by differences of temperature and differences of air humidity. We therefore fundamentally reject any warranty for cracks and wood-related curvatures, splicing, the detachment of annual ring tips, cracking and flaking of glaze surfaces, the tearing open of glue joints, fungal growth, holes/blemishes, knots, grey-black discolouration caused by reactions with iron ions (as an example), the shrinkage and swelling of wood and the resulting changes as well as resin leaks or leaks of tannic acid (e.g. oak).