Tried and true. Tavern furniture for the home.
Taverns in Germany are trimmed for tradition. Good innkeepers like to provide hearty dishes in an ambiance of robust furniture. It may seem paradoxical, but the table tops which take a constant beating are made of light-colored maple wood which rises to the occasion. But the innkeepers and brewers know what they are doing when they practice hospitality on such light colored table tops. Like their colleagues in the taverns our tables are furnished with locally grown solid maple. This hard wood is both dense and fine-pored. Grease and dirt deposited on the surface can’t penetrate very deeply into the wood. The select wood panels are bleached (which „homogenizes“ the wood texture) and then soaped, which gives it the first layer of protection against grease and dirt. A neutral, preferably unperfumed soap is the best means of care thereafter. It’s usually enough, as in the taverns, to wipe off the table with a soapy rag. Over time a protective film will develop. The seemingly sensitive looking table top will take much more punishment than might appear to be the case. The longer they are in use the more they cancel out stains which „migrate“ out of the wood again.