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How to care for your
Expand Dining Table

At Northern we believe your Expand Dining Table should last you a lifetime. Made from the highest quality FSC certified solid oak, the hardwood we use has been chosen to get more beautiful with age. As wood is a living natural product, colour variations and knots as well as lines in the finished furniture may occur. By taking some simple steps to protect and care for your Expand Dining Table, you will strengthen and extend the lifetime of the product, as well as keep its natural appearance looking its very best for longer.

What you will need:

  • A soft cloth
  • A sponge
  • An abrasive sanding sponge 240 grain
  • A paint brush
  • Indoor wood cleaner
  • Wooden furniture oil

For light oiled oak select ‘White,’ and for smoked oak select ‘Natural’.

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Step 1: Prepare

At Northern we advise treating all new unpainted oak furniture with oil before you start using it, continuing to add a fresh layer at least once a year after that.

Firstly, clean the tabletop, including the edges and any extension plates, thoroughly with a specifically designed indoor wood cleaner.

We recommend using WOCA Denmark Intensive Wood Cleaner Spray. Shake the bottle well, spray on, and leave it for 5 minutes before wiping it off with a soft damp cloth.

Allow your Expand Dining Table to dry naturally for at least 8 hours before starting the next step.

Step 2: Repair

If the surface of your Expand Dining Table has any scratches, water stains or spillage marks, remove them by lightly sanding with a fine grade abrasive sponge or 240 grain sandpaper.

Remember to always sand in the same direction as the wood grain.

After sanding, remove any sanding dust and thoroughly clean the whole table again with indoor wood cleaner before treating with furniture oil.

Step 3: Treat

Using a paint brush apply WOCA Worktop Oil, in the colour that matches the finish of your Expand Dining Table. For light oiled oak select ‘White,’ and for smoked oak select ‘Natural’.

Thoroughly shake the container and spread on a thin and even layer. Be sure to cover the entire tabletop, its edges and any extension plates following the natural grain of the wood.

Once applied let the oil penetrate the surface for approximately 10-15 minutes before removing any excess and polishing dry.

Over the next 24 hours the furniture oil will fully harden and when completely dried your Expand Dining Table can be used and enjoyed once again.


Please note if your Expand Dining Table has the black painted oak finish it should only be cleaned with a soft cloth soaked in warm water and any scratches or scuffs should be repaired by a professional.