So you have just purchased your new carving from Lincolnshire there are a few things you may need to know to keep it looking good
As your carving dries and the wood gets used to its new shape, some cracks may appear, this is perfectly normal and there is nothing that can be done to stop this totally, but it can be limited by following the steps listed below.
1. Slow Drying this is the key to keeping your carving from developing larger cracks. The best way to do this is to place it in a slightly shaded spot in the garden out of the heat of the sun and not directly on to the floor It is advisable to do this for at least the first year till the wood has stabalised itself . If the carving is to be kept indoors the same applies, keep it in a cooler part of the house, away from any dry heat sources.
2. Protection you need to protect the wood, to do this we use danish oil as it soaks in to the wood and helps to replace lost moisture. your carving will of already had 1 -2 coats before we deliver it you will need to give it anothr 4-5 in the first week this will help to stop cracking.
If yo do have any issues with any of products please do not hesitate to contact us.