Rectangular dining table
Solid Wood, Iron
The WOODSTOCK table has a 9-cm-thick tabletop in solid American walnut composed of wooden boards of different dimensions glued together lengthwise. Because of their extraordinary thickness, these tops need a preparation and drying process that is much longer the normal process used for a top whose average thickness is 4 or 5 cm. The delivery time of this item is, therefore, quite long; about 6 months depending on the availability of the material. We suggest you contact the RIVA Commercial Department to find out the estimated delivery time. Please bear in mind that wood is a “living” material, which will continue to interact with its surroundings for the whole life of the piece of furniture and will react to heat and, above all, to different degrees of humidity. Too low a level of humidity (for example, in a room heated by fan heaters, wall heating systems or underfloor heating without proper humidification) may cause splits in the wood. It is also recommended to avoid putting the table too near to direct heat sources like stoves or fireplaces.
Maintain an ideal ambient humidity level of between 50% and 55%. If small splits appear in the wood (caused by changes in the ambient conditions, as explained above), they can be repaired using a specific “wax filler” which is readily available in shops (or through your authorised RIVA 1920 dealer) and comes in the form of different coloured sticks. We suggest you use an eco-friendly, single component, water-based filler. Proceed as follows: after having heated the stick to make it softer, work it in carefully and vigorously rub the filled area with a cloth until the wax filler has penetrated the crack and then remove any excess or smears. When it is dry, the wax filler needs to be well sanded down with fine grain sandpaper. Then oil the part of the table again that has been treated. Never use chemical products, abrasive substances or maintenance kits other than the ones supplied by RIVA 1920.