ENVIRONMENTALLY HAND-CRAFTED IN LOS ANGELES
Since 2003, Plush Home by Nina Petronzio has been committed to keeping 100% of our manufacturing here at home by employing local craftsmen to not only ensure the quality and values of our product, but to also support our national workforce.
The majority of the woods we purchase are sustainable and are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Our upholstery fill options consist of natural Goose Down & Feathers that are thoroughly cleaned with non-toxic substances. We offer 100% Natural Foam Latex Cores, and padding made from 100% unbleached cotton and OSHA approved Dacron. Our upholstery ingredients are all made in California under strict legislation. We do not import these items from countries whose manufacturing and management practices may be ecologically or morally questionable.
Since our furniture is hand-crafted individually, there is little to no waste in our production process. We do not stock large inventories, and our efficient manufacturing process was formulated to reduce our impact on the environment in terms of materials used.
Upholstery: approximately 6-8 weeks (2-3 week rushes available on some items)
Woodwork: approximately 8-10 weeks (2-3 week rushes available on some items)
Please allow an additional 2-14 days for nationwide shipping
Manufacturing time may be extended for custom orders or fabric delays
CLEANING YOUR WOOD FURNITURE
Dust your furniture on a regular basis using a soft clean cloth, always wipe in the direction of the grain and avoid circular rotating movements. To remove any greasy marks on your furniture use a soft lightly damp cloth or a fine chamois leather can be used. The cloth or leather should be lightly damped with warm water.
For more persistent marks a solution of mild vinegar or mild detergents such as washing up liquid can be used in a warm water solution. The cloth or leather should always be used wiping in the direction of the grain. After wiping the table in this manner a soft dry cloth can be used to lightly buff up the surface, again wiping in the direction of the grain.
Very stubborn marks can be removed by substituting the warm water solution with white spirit or turpentine; again the same process should be carried out. After the table has been cleaned a soft dry cloth should be wiped over the surface to buff and polish the top. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANY SILICONES OR SILICONE IMPREGNATED CLOTH BE USED
WAXING YOUR CASEGOODS
The final finishing process of Plush Home Furniture involves completely waxing your piece of furniture by hand, therefore all Plush Home Furniture that leaves our factory does not need any wax applied to it for at least 9-12 months.
For regular cleaning, a non-wax cleaning and dusting spray, such as “Endust” is recommended. When wax is applied to your Plush Home Furniture a non-silicone based furniture wax should be used very sparingly.
We advise customers to use a wax, which can normally be obtained in tins or jars. Spray waxes are not recommended as many incorporate silicone agents which when applied to any high quality polished surface will leave a silicone film that builds up and cannot be removed by normal methods.
Apply your wax always using a soft cloth and wiping in the direction of the grain. A second cloth can then be used to wipe over the surface before final buffing and removal of any excess wax.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Many of the processes we use in hand finishing our furniture have been passed down through years, and stains like natural timbers will change color if exposed to strong sunlight. Care should be taken by regularly moving ornaments on display to prevent discoloration of surfaces. Where possible dining tables which incorporate leaves should be turned two or three times a year, whilst leaves that are stored should be interchanged to avoid any surface color changes.
Hot dishes will also mark our finish; therefore we always recommend that either heat resistant place mats or a suitable heat resistant table pad should be used on our dining furniture to give adequate surface protection.
NATURAL TRAINS OF AUTHENTIC WOOD PRODUCTS
Much like fine leather, glazed tile, or even precious gemstones, each piece of natural wood has its own unique traits. The type of soil the tree was grown in, the weather; even the amount of moisture and sunlight has effects on the graining and induce delicate color variations. These subtle individual distinctions are part of the beauty of any natural wood product, and are considered nature’s stamp of authenticity on luxury furniture. Each variation on a custom casegood item makes that piece more interesting, and creates a sophisticated charm that brands your future heirloom as a one of a kind natural product.
When using decorative veneers including, but not limited to curl mahogany, burr yew or walnut it is almost certain that some veneer movement will occur. Cross bandings are also liable to some movement; however this movement which is slight should be seen as part of the overall ambience of our furniture. Indeed when looking at an original piece such as antiques of the period such timber movement can be clearly seen and is therefore regarded by many in the trade as an enhancement to the overall appearance of the furniture.