Furniture Care

Capretti Design is proudly manufactured by Midwestern Amish Craftsmen.

To preserve the beauty and quality of your handcrafted furniture, we recommend that you follow the recommendations below:

To Clean and/or Polish:


  • Use mild detergent in warm water and wipe dry with a soft cloth. Do not use cleaners which contain wax, silicones or ammonia.
  • Capretti Design recommends cleaners and polishes such as Heirloom Essentials and Guardsman which are available at leading furniture stores and will keep your furniture beautiful and protected.
  • When applying polish, always rub in the direction of the wood grain.
  • The finish on your furniture is formulated to resist discoloration, rings and stains providing spills and moisture are promptly wiped up and cleaning is done carefully and often.
  • Polishing is recommended every six months.

Furniture care:

  • shadow-dividerRemember to install wall mount brackets supplied.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, damp areas or extreme temperature changes.
  • Position furniture away from heating elements and air conditioning vents.
  • Maintain humidity levels between 35% and 40% to reduce the potential for swelling, cracking or warping.
  • Do not use vinyl/plastic/rubber materials on your furniture because of chemical ingredients that may react with and damage the wood finishes.
  • Do not place extremely hot or cold cookware, appliances or utensils directly on your furniture tops without proper protection.
  • Dust frequently with a clean, dry, lint-free cloth.
  • Do not step on open drawers or shelves.
  • Always lift furniture when moving it; do not drag.
  • When storing a crib, use precautionary measures. Extreme changes in temperature or humidity may compromise the crib quality, making it dangerous to the child.
  • Place excess hardware in a safe place.