Wood is an organic product and will naturally move and flex due to changes in humidity and temperature. To minimize this, store your items indoors at room temperature and avoid exposing your products to dramatic and/or sudden changes in temperature and humidity to prevent cracking. Avoid storing wooden items near heating ducts and airconditioners and if possible, keep it out of direct exposure to sunlight for prolonged periods of time.
Over time Wood will naturally age and usually causes changes in colour – For example Jarrah may change from a vibrant red to a deep brown hue. This is perfectly natural and a part of the wooden item maturing.
Clean your Wootenforge products with a slightly damp cloth, avoid detergents or chemical based cleaners which may strip away the natural oil and wax finish.