Our goal is to provide the best wood products and bring your ideas to life!
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Wood Furniture Care
Oil polishes, cleaners, and furniture oils protect wood by making the surface more slippery; they do not offer a hard protective layer.
Products that contain a high percentage of oil make the surface smear, showing fingerprints. Avoid polishing with pure olive oil, which smears and attracts dust.
Most commercial spray and liquid furniture polishes contain silicone oil, which provides some protection. If you have used sprays and polishes in the past or suspect that furniture has been polished with them, be aware that residues can interfere with refinishing and may need professional attention.
Homemade recipe for cleaning wood: Some experts recommend reviving grimy wood furniture with a mixture of equal parts olive oil, denatured alcohol, gum turpentine, and strained lemon juice. Apply with a soft cloth and buff with a clean cloth.
Scratching the Surface If the top of wood furniture is slightly scratched, apply paste wax or use a felt-tip touch-up pen. To treat deeper scratches that gouge into the wood, use wood filler or a colored filler wax stick available at hardware and home improvement stores. Match as closely as possible to the color of your piece, applying in several thin layers rather than in one thick layer.
Clean Wood with Wax or Varnish Finish If your wooden furniture has a finish such as wax or varnish, clean it every few months with lemon oil (which is actually scented mineral oil). Slightly moisten a rag such as a soft T-shirt or an old cloth diaper with water, then add a little oil. Rub the rag over the furniture to pick up dust. Buff the surface well so that you leave a minimum of residue.
Use throw rugs both inside and outside doorways to help prevent grit, dirt and other debris from being tracked onto your wood floors. This will prevent scratching.
Do not wet-mop a wood floor. Standing water can dull the finish, damage the wood and leave a discoloring residue.
Established over 30 years ago as General Hardwoods & Millwork, and now operating as Leon General Hardwoods & Millwork, we are a staple in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding communities. Serving the Tri-County area, and shipping all over the country we provide the best quality materials, along with outstanding customer service and incomparable craftsmanship.
We supply a huge selection of quality hardwood lumber mostly graded FEQ (First European Quality), Exotic woods, marine lumber, plywoods, veneers, mouldings, and more, all at a one stop shop.
Our second to none woodshop talent will plan and execute your projects, Residential, Commercial or Marine, no matter the size. We work alongside architects, contractors, builders, marine services and any client that requires the expertise of our professional staff.
Come visit our large display showroom and glance over the projects we are working on. The customer friendly access to our inventory will allow you to pick the materials that best suit your needs.
We are distributors of Messmer, Teak Decking Systems, Formica, Wilsonart, Corian, West System, Watco and many other excellent brands that will complement your special project.
At Leon General Hardwoods & Millwork our goal is to provide the best wood products and bring your ideas to life, guaranteeing your total satisfaction.
Head Carpenter-Cabinet Maker-Woodcrafter & "Customer Service" with over 25 years of experience, a second generation woodworker. His design knowledge and woodworking skills enables him to make any of your wood projects a reality.
General Manager-Sales-Marketing & "Customer Service".
Office Manager - Administration -"Customer Service"
Did I mentioned "Customer Service" a lot?... Yes you are right! At Leon General Hardwoods & Millwork, all the staff is dedicated to attend our customers on finding the best products for their projects and offering professional advice when requested.