What’s the risk of sun damage to furniture?
I had a client ask me today if it would be OK to place a piece of furniture I built in front of a southwest facing tinted glass picture window. I told them that they should not have anything placed on top of it because it will leave a shadow as the rest of the wood fades in the sun but that otherwise it should be fine.
I’m now having second thoughts and was thinking about calling them back and recommending that they not place the piece in direct sunlight.
The cabinet is eastern soft maple and the finish is supposedly non-yellowing CAB lacquer buffed with steel wool and then paste waxed. I have some older pieces that have a similar finish that have held up well but aren’t in direct sun. I think the joinery will hold up because it’s all stile and rail construction with the widest boards being the drawer fronts at about 4 – 1/2″.
What do you think? Should I tell them to move it or am I worrying too much?
Thanks for the help, Bret