What Is Mango Wood?
While many people will know mango trees for their sweet fruit, the interiors industry adore them for providing one of the best sustainable materials, used for furniture, plywood, veneer, ukuleles, turned objects, and flooring. Mango trees can grow up to 100ft tall in as little as 15 years at which point they stop to yield fruit and are felled and replanted.
What’s So Special About It?
The wood’s colour variety ranges from light to dark browns, golden brown, yellow, black as well as sometimes pink, and is also beautifully grained. Extremely hard-wearing, mango wood is still a softer variation, making it easy to work with, whether carving or turning.
How To Care For Mango Wood Furniture:
Like most beautiful things in this world, mango wood needs to be cherished, and proper instructions should be followed to ensure its longevity.
Our Top 8 Tips:
- Wipe the furniture daily with a soft cloth (a slightly moistened cloth is advisable to ensure all dust stays on the cloth).
- Avoid water spillage as this can cause the wood to swell, warp or stain. Also avoid exposing the wood to alcohol, deodorants, perfumes, nail varnishes and similar liquids. If spillage occurs, wipe immediately with a dry cloth.
- Use liquid or aerosol furniture polish frequently.
- Place your furniture carefully so that it’s not in contact with direct sunlight (this can cause fading and, in some cases, cracking).
- Do not place furniture next to fireplaces or radiators as this can cause warping.
- Use placemats and coasters when resting hot drinks or dishes on the furniture.
- As soon as scratches or stains are discovered, seal them with a small amount of matching paint or varnish. Always test a discrete area such as the underside of a table before applying any varnish, wax or cleaner to a surface.
- Rotate your mango wood pieces to expose all angles to an equal amount of air and light.