Features and Benefits
- Color dye stain, lacquer, latex paint, waterbased stain, ink
- Great board game for early problem solvers
- Pieces made from Maple "light" and cherry "dark"
- Available in premium or basic
- Set of replacement chess men available
Wood is organic and continues to "live" even after it has been made into a toy or household product, no matter the coating applied to it. It will expand and contract with moisture and temperature. Improper exposure to the elements can irreparably damage wood. Water that is absorbed deep into its fibers and then dries too rapidly is likely to create cracks and warps.
If you desire to clean a wooden item:
- Do wipe it with warm soapy water and allow to air dry.
- Do Not soak it in water or put in the dishwater.
- Do Not use or place wooden objects in the microwave.
If recoating any wood product, for child or table, be sure the product you choose is safe for the purpose. Do not use a vegetable oil that may turn rancid.
Paints, stains, and inks may fade over long lengths of time, depending on the material and exposure to ultra-violet light. That is a natural occurrence, and does not reflect a defect. Avoid direct sunlight to minimize this.
Through typical play, even hardwood toys will get banged and scratched. Consider this a cherished record of your child's play. It is better to put some wear and tear on a solid wooden toy than to spend time being passively entertained by electronic gadgets. Please be sure to occasionally inspect your child's toys for broken parts or other problems. It is handy to have a piece of sandpaper available to smooth out roughed up dents and dings, especially, on uncolored wood. Keep in mind that under their guarantee, Maple Landmark will repair or replace any item returned to them that no longer functions properly.
Maple Landmark tests their finishes and inks for resistance to damage by water and other common liquids such as juices. While avoiding coatings that may lead to a problem under typical use, Maple Landmark cannot guarantee resistance to every household chemical that a toy or other wooden product may come it contact with. Often Maple Landmark finds that the more "natural" a finish is, the more susceptible it can be to spotting by common liquids. It is a trade-off, with the more bullet-proof finishes on the market tending to have more questionable chemicals in them.