While Simpli Home furniture is crafted from pine that is carefully dried, retaining just enough moisture for the furniture to properly acclimate to the relative humidity in your home, the wood will exchange moisture with the air, shrinking and expanding in response to changes in relative humidity.
Like all natural materials, solid pine's response to extremely dry air is to lose moisture and shrink a bit. This results in the wood contracting slightly over the whole piece of furniture. When the relative humidity rises, the wood will then expand slightly.
If you don't have an air conditioner or dehumidifier, your home's relative humidity may get too high. Parts of your wood furniture may absorb excess moisture from the air and expand, perhaps causing drawers to stick. Once again, this will correct itself as your home's relative humidity decreases. The furniture's quality and sturdiness are not affected by these natural changes.
To protect your solid wood furniture, use a humidifier in the winter and an air conditioner in the summer to keep the relative humidity at 25 to 35 percent.
We strongly recommend that you avoid placing furniture directly in front of radiators, fireplaces, or other heating sources. Also, don't continuously expose wood furniture to direct sunlight.
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