Crafted from wood, slight variations in tone and texture are common. All surfaces are protected by natural wax coating. Wipe spills immediately with soft dry cloth. Always use coasters or mats. Never place cups, glasses or anything hot directly on the surface. This could cause discoloration. Avoid positioning your furniture near a source of direct heat. Wood is "living" and changes in temperature can result in cracking. We recommend placing the piece a minimum of three feet from any heat source. For everyday care, dust with a clean dry cloth.