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Care & Assembly

How to Assemble Your New Furniture, and Maintain It

Care & Assembly Instructions

Conversion Varnish Care Guide

Other than our shelves, all of our products are finished with conversion varnish. We recommend dusting with a polish-moistened or damp cloth following the grain.

Remove residues such as smoke, cooking vapors and body oils with a soft, lint-free cloth and a mild detergent or soap and warm water.

Keep wood surfaces dry - wipe up spills, splatters and water spots as soon as they occur and dry surfaces immediately with a soft cloth.

Polishes (not silicones or waxes) are the best choice for cleaning your wood finish. They contain detergents to clean the surface, emulcifiers to help the polish last longer and remove residue better, and mineral oil to create a barrier against dirt and moisture.

Best Practices

Avoid cleaning with a dishcloth or sponge, as it may contain remnants of grease or detergents. Never use scouring pads, steel wool, or powdered cleaners.

Do not use products containing bleach, ammonia, or abrasive additives, and do not allow oven cleaners to come into contact with the wood finish.

Avoid placing small appliances where heat is directed onto the wood surface.

Minimize contact with liquids, as excessive moisture exposure can cause permanent damage. Avoid draping damp cloths or dishtowels on the wood surface.

Rubio Monocoat Care Guide

Keeping dirt and grit off of wooden furniture will greatly extend the life of any finish. There are 2 options available for cleaning your oiled furniture.

1. Damp rag
2. Use Rubio Monocoat Soap or Surface Care Spray (recommended cleaners)

Clean using a damp rag.

Using a damp rag with clean water is sufficient for the regular cleaning of your oiled furniture. Remember that wood and water do not mix, so using a damp rag means your rag should not be “dripping wet” when cleaning a wood surface. Clean using a damp rag with water as needed but avoid doing so daily. Clean water will not always get your furniture clean.

Clean using Rubio Monocoat Soap or Surface Care Spray

Surface Care Spray or properly diluted Rubio Monocoat Soap are the only recommended cleaners for your Rubio Monocoat oil finished furniture. These cleaners will remove all dirt and grease thoroughly, without leaving a film or affecting the matte natural look of the wood. Again, be sure to only use a damp rag and not saturate the floor with liquid.

Rubio Monocoat Soap is extremely concentrated, and therefore, extremely economical. One liter of Rubio Monocoat Soap will make approximately 26 gallons of cleaning solution. When Rubio Monocoat soap is mixed with water into a cleaning solution, it is called Surface Care Spray. Mix Rubio Monocoat Soap with water at a ratio of 1:100.

Surface Care Spray is the mixed and ready-to-use version of Rubio Monocoat Soap. It is available in an easy-to-use spray bottle. Surface Care Spray is great to have on hand for spot cleaning areas in the event of a spill or accident. How to use Spray Surface Care Spray onto the surface and clean using a microfiber cloth or rag. 

Parson Table Assembly Instructions

*Assembly is best done upside down on floor or other hard surface with blanket or protective cloth underneath to avoid scratching table top*

1. Screw pins into legs into the inserts. Notches on the ends of the pins must face inside of the leg.

2. Place legs standing upright with the top facing down on the floor, then insert a short rail into two of the legs. Use small set screws in the inserts in the rails. Once both ends of the table are assembled, insert the long rails onto the remaining sides. Insert set screws into the rail inserts. Rails have a round-over on the bottom side. This side goes away from the floor when table is sitting upside-down.

3. Set base on table top upside down on the floor. Use Z-shaped connectors in the slots on the inside of the rails to connect the top to the base with included wood screws.

Enjoy your new piece of furniture! Thank you again!

Quinn Table Assembly

Hairpin Leg Assembly

1. Place the legs into the section that has been cut out for them. If a section has not been cut out for them, line up all of the holes in the legs with the holes in the table.

2. Make sure that the holes in the legs line up with the holes in the wood.

3. Insert one screw into each hole and tighten using a screwdriver. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN

4. Screw in each screw until all holes are filled (4 screws per leg).

5. Repeat steps 1-4 for each hairpin leg.

Hairpin Legs With Threaded Inserts Assembly

1. Place the legs into the section that has been cut out for them.

2. Make sure that the holes in the legs line up with the holes in the wood.

3. Insert one bolt into each hole and hand-tighten.

4. Hand-tighten in each bolt until all holes are filled (4 bolts per leg).

5. Repeat steps 1-4 for each hairpin leg.

6. Once all bolts are inserted and hand-tightened, wrench each bolt down tightly. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN

Metal Legs With Threaded Inserts Assembly

1. Place the legs into the section that has been cut out for them.

2. If your legs and wooden top are numbered, make sure that the numbers on the legs match the numbers on the table.

3. Make sure that the holes in the legs line up with the holes in the wood.

4. Insert one bolt into each hole and hand-tighten.

5. Hand-tighten in each bolt until all holes are filled.

6. Repeat steps 1-4 for each leg.

7. Once all bolts are inserted and hand-tightened, wrench each bolt down tightly. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN

Floating Shelf Installation

You will need: Stud Finder, Pencil, Level, Drill and Drill Bit

1. Using a stud finder, locate and mark with your pencil the locations of the studs. If the studs cannot be utilized, wall anchors will be required.

2. Drill a screw into the stud at the desired height until it is 1/4 inch away from the wall.

3. Slide the top of the bracket underneath the screw head and tighten the screw.

4. Place a level on the bracket and level bracket as needed.

5. Once level, drill a screw into the other studs on the top side of the bracket.

6. Drill a screw into each stud on the bottom side of the bracket.

7. Line up the holes on the back of the shelf with the rods on the bracket, and slide the shelf onto the bracket.

Wooden Box Mantel Installation

You will need: Stud Finder, Pencil, Level, Drill and Drill Bit

1. Using a stud finder, locate and mark with your pencil the locations of the studs. If the studs cannot be utilized, wall anchors will be required.

2. Ensure that the side of the cleat with the angled cut is facing up, with the gap facing the wall.

3. Holidng the cleat at level, drill a screw through the cleat and into the stud at the desired height. Repeat with additional studs.

4. Once the cleat is attached securely, the mantel is ready to be hung.

5. Hang the mantel so it fits snugly into the angled groove at the top of the cleat.