Furniture Maintenance

We really want you to use fine things for a long time. Our paulownia dressers live up to that ideal.

From parent to child, from child to grandchild, a well crafted paulownia dresser can be restored any number of times.

It is just like breathing new life into them...

The Restoration Process Paulownia Wardrobe

Washing

  • Washing
    To remove the wax on the surface, apply hot water.
  • Washing
    Using a scrubbing brush and hot water, scrape off the varnish from all over the item.
  • Washing
    Be careful when removing the varnish from older items as it is harder to remove the older it gets.

Drying and Repair

  • Drying and Repair
    After washing, lay the item out in the sun and allow it to dry slowly.
  • Drying and Repair
    Repair any damaged areas or split baseplates.

Dressing and Topcoat

  • Dressing and Topcoat
    The completely washed surfaces are planed and, afterwards, polishing powder (powdered soil from Yamashina, Kyoto) is applied.
  • Dressing and Topcoat
    We use 100% natural paints. All paints are mixed on-site at our company.
  • Dressing and Topcoat
    The wood is dressed using "uzukuri". (A summer and winter undulation is applied.)

Waxing and Finish

  • Waxing and Finish
    Waxing is done to remove the polishing powder on the surface.
  • Waxing and Finish
    By waxing, the luster and texture of the wood is brought out.
  • Waxing and Finish
     

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