Timber furniture is, of course, made to last for a long time. This does not, however, mean that it is indestructible. You need to take good care of timber furniture. This will include regular maintenance. Most damage that happens to timber furniture comes from the environment the furniture is exposed to, damage during transportation or shipping and careless handling or maintenance. See what these damages entail:
This may include damage caused by the sun, humid conditions and bio predation.