Reclaimed Wood Table Top Touchup and Maintenance Instructions

All solid wood products have a tendency to absorb moisture to equilibrium with the moisture content of their surroundings. For this reason, wood is sometimes called a “living” product.

Although it only creates noticeable changes in certain climates, this is normal.


“Acclimate” is a term flooring installers use when installing wood flooring. Whenever a wood floor is being install, it normally has to “acclimate” to its new environment. Say it’s at 8% moisture content when made but the moisture content where it is being installed is 16%. Installers will have the flooring sit at the new location for a week or 2 to “acclimate” or try to meet this 16%. The wood will naturally soak up the ambient moisture on its own. Once the wood meets equilibrium, it stabilizes.

Any change in Ambient Moisture (which includes turning on a Heater or Air Conditioner) there can cause mild changes to the humidity in the air and, over time, micro-fissures can form in the wood.

Be sure to wait at least 2 weeks before making any touch ups to make sure the material has stabilized.


Why Reclaimed Wood Tables from are a great value

Our Reclaimed Wood Table Tops are easily maintained and full of natural character. Take a look at their real value.

Repairing Reclaimed Wood Tables from

Worried about damage and dings? See how to quickly fix your wood tabletops like new in a few easy steps.

Filling in Cracks or Separation in your Reclaimed Wood Tables

It’s a very quick process. As you will see from the video above and the results will give you a like-new top.

The process can be repeated 2-3 times with a 24-hour break between each application to ensure gaps are fill completely. And no further shrinkage occurs.

It is not necessary to apply another coat of finish on to of this, although once dry, it is possible to do so.

One answer to this is a flexible colored sealant used to fill in any cracks that may form. It’s a quick and simple process that cleans up with water. Once done, any future movement will be less noticeable, if at all, because the filler will flex with the movement. You should read this Reclaimed Wood Table Top Touchup and Maintenance Instructions carefully!

How to Clean Reclaimed Wood Tables from

Our eco friendly finish is easily cleaned. Check out how with supplies you already have on hand!

How to Clean Reclaimed Wood Tables from - Pt 2

Harsh Cleaners and Sanitizers can damage or even remove your finish. Are your tabletops feeling sticky? Use basic supplies from your local hardware store to remedy!

Cleaning and Waxing Reclaimed Wood Tables

Larry Sinclair from The Farm House says he polishes his tables once a week. And then uses Murphy’s Oil Soap once a month. “Still Looking Good”

Another answer is a paste wax. There are several brands that will work but it normally works best to use a dark colored wax rather than neutral. It just looks better. The video below will show you how to do it.