Handcrafted natural wood furniture or rustic furniture is designed and crafted to pass from one generation to the next. As in any heirloom furniture care is important to insure your natural wood furniture will stand the test of time. When we think of care we think of surfs care, but it goes much deeper. Natural wood furniture is constantly expanding and contracting with the changes in humidity. During the spring, summer and early fall humidity is not a problem in most homes, but the winter as dry air comes in and heaters are turned on the humidity drops. This drop creates a hostile environment for your natural wood furniture. How can we determine if you have a hostile environment? This is easy first is your skin dry? If it is so is your natural wood furniture. The second is a humidity gage for your home. The best humidity for your home is 35 %to 45%. Keeping your humidity in your home balance is not only good for your natural wood furniture, but it is good for you.