Wooden shelves are a great way to keep things organized and neat in your home. They can also add a decorative touch to the room, if you choose carefully. But it’s important to know how to take care of them so they will last and look beautiful for years to come.
Wooden shelves are a great way to store your books, collectibles, and other items. They can also be used as decorative accents in any room. However, you have to take care of them properly in order to keep them looking great. Here are some tips on how to take care of your wooden shelves:
If you’re using oak shelves in a humid area of your home, such as the bathroom or laundry room, be sure to treat them with a wood sealer before you hang them up. This will help prevent warping and cracking caused by moisture in the air.
Make sure the shelves are level on both sides so they don’t wobble when you put things on them or lean against them to reach something else on a shelf above or below them. You can use a level or plumb bob to check for levelness.
Keep heavy objects off wooden shelves if possible — especially where people walk or sit — so they don’t sag or break under the weight of whatever is placed on them (such as books). Also, try not to stack too many heavy items on one shelf because this can cause it to bow outward like an archway with more weight on one side than another (again causing sagging).
Wooden shelves are made out of wood, which means that they can be damaged by sharp objects like knives and screwdrivers. If you want to hang something on the wall or install a shelf, use only nails and screws that won’t damage the wood.
Overloading shelves is one of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to caring for their wooden shelves. Overloading causes sagging and warping which can damage the shelf’s appearance over time. It’s best to keep your items at least 6 inches away from the edge of each shelf so that they don’t bump into each other when you’re retrieving something from them (or worse yet – fall off). The best thing to do is place heavier items closer to the center of the shelf instead of near its edges where they could easily fall off if bumped by accident.