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How Wood Changes Color Over Time

At Gothic Furniture we are known for using unstained solid wood in our furniture. We love the colors and grains of different types of wood species as well as the durability of solid wood. Even when wood is processed and used for furniture manufacturing, it continues to be a living, breathing material that can be affected by its environment. All woods will expand and contract with changes in humidity. Wood also changes color over time as it is exposed to air and sunlight. Dark woods seem to darken more while lighter woods tend to bleach. Even a protective coating of clear finish cannot prevent color change.You will notice that color changes tend to be most noticeable during the first few months and up to a year.

Exposure to Light

It is common to see the color of wood change when exposed to UV light. Most often, the contrast is seen when a table decoration is removed and the wood under the item has its original color but the surrounding wood color has changed. To avoid this, it is recommended that you move any decorative items over the surface area of your furniture during the first year. Another good practice during the first year is to change the location of your furniture so that the color may change more uniformly.


Humidity: Wood should not be exposed to high humidity levels. As the water in the humidity evaporates, it will cause the water soluble chemicals in the wood to rise to the surface causing discoloration. Furthermore, excessive humidity may cause the wood to expand and contract that may also cause cracking. For further information, please contact us directly. We look forward to answering any of your inquiries.

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Gothic Furniture is a manufacturer of quality wood furniture since 1969. From the very beginning we have focused on providing beautiful furniture and functional designs that provide unparalleled storage solutions. Our collections include furniture for bedrooms, home office, living rooms, dining rooms, and for any room of a home. In order to provide our customers with unlimited options, our furniture is offered unfinished or with a choice of over 20 colors. Our designs have been inspired by the many different furniture styles of the past such as Early American, Arts & Craft, Shaker, and Mid-Century Modern. With this focus on tradition and the use of real wood materials, our furniture stands the test of time in design and durability.

We are also proud to offer custom furniture design services. Thanks to our state of the art factory located in New York City, we are unbeatable when it comes to custom furniture solutions, including storage cabinets, desks, bookcases, closet systems, kitchens, and much more. Our talented designers and skilled craftsmen are ready to help you create the furniture of your dreams from concept to your home. From custom entertainment centers, loft beds, murphy beds, and radiator covers to simple cabinets and shelving, Gothic Furniture can do it all. We believe that a well designed and manufactured piece of custom furniture is an investment for your home and we take great care in providing the best value in terms of design, quality, and functionality. Not only do we manufacture furniture for the home, but we also provide services for commercial work. Visit our "custom furniture" page to view custom furniture, conference rooms, retail spaces, and office environments that we have successfully designed and installed for our clients. We take great pride in manufacturing our products in the USA using quality American and imported materials.