The paperboard slipcase (in which the books were originally packaged) is designed to slide into the walnut slipcase. It acts as a buffer between the cloth and the abrasive, oily wood, and fits the books tightly to best protect them from dust, UV light, and moisture.
Do not store the books in direct contact with the wood.
Because the walnut box is intended only for light handling in a stable environment, no protective finish is required.
Over time and with use, the natural oil in the wood will work its way out and cause the wood grain to become slightly more pronounced.
If traditional, stain-like definition in the wood grain is desired, a thin layer of natural beeswax furniture polish may be applied with a lint-free cloth. We recommend “Daddy Van’s All Natural Unscented.”
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