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I am considering moving my seven-year-old leather furniture to my Northern Wisconsin lake home permanently. The catch is that I do not heat the lake home in the winter. Temperatures will dip below zero, but there is no threat of rodents or moisture--just cold.

I have read both sides of this discussion from home-owners and bloggers, but I have not yet heard from anyone who seems to know the best/right answer. Some say that there is no concern, others warn of many cracks, still others use the opportunity to sell their leather cleaners and oils.

Any knowledgeable light that you can shine into this debate will help me decide and be most appreciated.

Sincere thanks!


I hope I will be able to help.

Each leather and its moisture characteristics, condition, humidity level or dry level in the place all are factors.
However in general answer cold or slight high humidity should not be an issue, but again there are no definite formula as even our life skins react differently one from another.

You should be fine.  

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