Cabinet and Top Care
Cleaning your cabinet and wood countertop
After your finish has cured, the best way to clean is with a water-damp rag. If your surface requires deep cleaning due to grease or grime build-up, add a speck of detergent or a bit of vinegar to your damp rag.
Avoid using oil-soap or silicone-based daily cleaners or dusting sprays These products and the chemicals in other cleaners can contaminate your finish, preventing adhesion of future finishes.
NOTE: Do not clean furniture until the finish has cured completely.
Cure Time Guidelines:
- Cabinet: 21 days
- Wood Countertop: 30 days
Avoid setting anything direct from the stove without using a trivet or potholder.
Wood will expand or contract in reaction to changes in temperature and humidity. Some movement should be expected.
The ideal temperature range is 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Relative humidity should always be between 30% and 50%. It is highly recomended to run a humidifier during winter months.
Here is a link to a good article about humidity and the effects it can have on wood furniture.
Attaching the Top
Once you have your cabinet place where you want it you can attach the top. Top overhang may be different as per your order. Typically, the ends and front have a 1” overhang. If your top has an overhang across the back for seating this is approximately 11”.
Once you have the top placed where you want it on the cabinet use provided 1 ½” screws. You will need a #2 square drive for this. If a second person is available have them put pressure down on the corner you are attaching first. Before attaching second corner double check to ensure the top has not shifted then repeat each corner and if yours has a center brace.
Once top is attached, do not lift island by the top.