Church furniture is an integral part of any worship facility, as every person who walks through the door of your church will be directly affected by the seating available to them for the duration of the service. Once you’ve selected this key element of your worship space, it is important for your facility manager to exercise the proper care and maintenance to ensure your investment will continue providing your congregation with welcoming beauty and comfort for many years to come.
Here are a few important things to note about any and all wood furniture:
- Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may cause color changes to the wood and deterioration of the finish. Avoid exposure by noting any risks of direct UV rays and take appropriate measures to limit the length and intensity of the exposure.
- Excess heat or cold can cause cracking, warping and checking of wood furniture. To reduce the likeliness of these issues, maintain a relatively constant temperature and humidity in your building year round.
- Moisture left on any wood finish will cause deterioration to the finish and materials. Protect your furniture from direct wetting, and clean up any spills or leaks immediately to avoid prolonged exposure.
For more information on maintaining the beauty and function of your new worship furniture, download our full “Sauder Worship Seating Care & Maintenance” document.