Ebony Wood sourced from Agora Timbers is ideal for the manufacturing or crafting of fine quality furniture. Many Ebony Wood pieces are bespoke items made to fit the homes that surrounds them, but every now and again there is a need to move house… This leaves us with the question: How do I move my Ebony Wood furniture?

Furniture Protection

When you think of moving, images of smooth transactions and perfectly packed boxes going into moving trucks with comfortable suspension are likely the last thing you think of. Relocating is a very stressful experience for many individuals, so if you are getting ready to pack up and head to a new home, knowing how to protect your furniture is critical.

Follow these vital tips to ensure your belongings remain safe during the big move:

 Shrink the Chances of Damage

Shrink wrapping is a great way to ensure your furniture stays protected. We suggest turning to this solution for a cost-effective way to keep your furniture in prime condition throughout the move. However, it can also be difficult to wrap your belongings properly. And whilst it might prevent moisture and dust from ruining your furniture, if any water does make its way into an improperly shrink-wrapped cabinet or table, it can cause a great deal of damage, as it will trap moisture against the surface.

“Ideally, you want to cover every square inch of wood with protective padding to ensure optimal protection.”

If you are using a Self Storage unit to keep any furniture out of the way during your move, shrink wrapping may be an ideal solution because it will buffer your belongings so you do not have to worry about potential water damage. However, if you plan to keep wood furniture in the unit for a while, do not wrap it in plastic shrink or bubble wrap because it needs to breathe.  

Cushion Wood Furniture 

Wrap your wooden pieces of furniture with moving blankets, foam padding or whatever soft, thick material you have available. Remember you can never be too careful, so wrap up your valuables as much as you can.

Ideally, you want to cover every square inch of wood to ensure optimal protection.

Movers, no matter how good, cannot be 100% safe with your Ebony Wood pieces, so it is up to you to ensure they are protected.

 Hire Someone You Can Trust 

If you are concerned with the safety and protection of your furniture, make sure you interview potential candidates for the job. Ask how they protect their clients’ assets during the move and what strategies they implement.

Another great way to ensure you hire the right professional for the job is by asking family and friends who have recently moved if they have any recommendations. This can help you narrow down your search and better the odds you get the right person for the job.

Recruiting the assistance of friends or family members may be a more affordable alternative, but if you decide to go this route, ensure you pick individuals with strength and experience. Without doing this, you run the risk of a potentially dangerous and costly move.

Agora Timbers is a provider of elite Ebony Wood, pieces that are well suited to the crafting of quality collectible furniture.

Call Agora Timbers today, we can advise on the right wood to use, and how to properly protect your Ebony Wood.