Wipe wood daily with a cotton cloth to remove dust. Avoid harsh soaps and chemicals. Sponge with a mild solution of water and soap (dish washing liquid). Using mostly the foam is recommended. This soapy solution will give the surface a patina. Over time the wood will absorb more of the soap making the furniture repellent to marks and staining. These care suggestions however may not be considered as a guarantee against stains. Glass is fragile, handle with care. Do not place on a carpet as the moisture may seep and cause stains.