Sustainable Mango Wood and its after-care
Sustainability is important to us, so we use as much mango wood, reclaimed wood and metal as much as we can. Your home can be lovely and it won’t cost the earth.
Mango trees are fast-growing and are a sustainable source of timber once they stop bearing its fruit. It can grow to a massive 80-100 ft rather quickly, when it then becomes hard to harvest. With a limited lifecycle for growing fruit, the trees are cut down. On sustainable farms, the trees are replaced every seven - 15 years with the barren tree giving the farmers an extra source of income.
Being a natural resource, the timber has a variety of colours from blonde to dark brown, and can even show off a hint of pink, with unique grain. Due to the rustic and handcrafted nature of the products there will be minor variations in finish, texture, colour, knots, grain pattern and timber movement. These should not be considered defects as they are part of the natural charm of the wood.
To best care for your mango wood furniture, use a damp (with water) or dry cloth to wipe clean. Avoid polish and any cleaning products containing silicone or ammonia as they can dry out natural wood and cause discolouration.
Waxing the wood will not only create a beautiful shine and give a natural protective finish, it’ll prevent the timber from drying out. Mineral oil can also be used to give a protective finish. Minor scratches and chips can be repaired with furniture touch-up pens or soft wax filler.
If you have any further questions or queries about the care of your mango wood furniture, please get in touch as we’d be happy to help you.