Untreated Solid Wood


Fritz Hansen uses a variety of wood species, mainly oak, maple, beech, cherry, teak and ash, each with their own natural characteristics in terms of colour, grain and hardness. Our wood is sourced responsibly in the highest quality, without defects including knots, sap or cracks.
Untreated wood shows the wood in its purest form. The wood is sanded only, giving it a smooth look and feel.


As the wood is untreated, the surface will patinate and change colour over time into a beautiful silvery grey. To maintain untreated wood, it is a good idea to use sandpaper (grit 120-150) once or twice a year. If you wish to preserve or intensify the original colour, use suitable furniture oil on a regular basis.

Our outdoor furniture containing untreated wood is resistant to all types of weather all year round. However, if possible, we recommend storing the furniture in an unheated room during the winter months.


Do a general cleaning when needed with a suitable wood cleaner and soft bristle brush. Rinse afterwards with water and let it dry for 24 hours. The wood used for our outdoor furniture, Teak and Western Red Cedar, is resistant to everyday wind and weather with or without treatment due to the high content of natural oils. Stains can be removed with mild bleach, water and a soft cloth.


As the wood is untreated, it may be affected by grease and colourants. Drying racks: When using drying racks, do not dry wet laundry directly on the wood, as this might discolour the fabric. Products in Douglas Pine may have small amounts of resin extraction when unpacked. It can quickly be removed with a little denatured alcohol. Also, minor cracks can appear over time due to changes in the living natural wood. For tables, remember to retighten the table’s mounting bolts from time to time.