Care & Info
If it came from our shop it’s built-to-last but all things built by hand require a little TLC. The information needed to keep your cabinetry looking great for years to come can be found below.
Acclimation & Storage
- The location of your furniture can affect its longevity. Wood is a natural product and is susceptible to changes in the environment such as light, temperature, and humidity.
- Wood products must be received and stored in a controlled environment between 50°-80°F and 30%-50% humidity.
- Allow wood products to acclimate to a controlled environment for a minimum of 3-5 days.
- Avoid localized heat sources in order to prevent scorching damage or discoloration (I.e. furnaces, registers, radiators, space heaters, hot pans/plates, etc)
- Our products are finished with a variety of premium pre-catalyzed and post-catalyzed coatings such as lacquer, conversion varnish and urethane. These coatings are made to withstand day to day use but are still susceptible to damage if preventive care is not taken into account.
- Review the following items to ensure that your product ages well.
- Use coasters, backing, or placemats between the wood and surface items to prevent scratching, discoloration, warping, swelling and/or finish de-lamination.
- Exposure to direct sunlight can potentially alter the color of the finish over time (this is a natural process).
- Avoid placing objects with sharp edges or textures onto the finished surface.
- Prevent direct contact with moisture and dry immediately should any occur.
- Our products are constructed to accommodate seasonal wood movement. Still, hairline cracks/checking (typically near end grain and knots) is to be expected in some wood products due to such natural seasonal movement
- Do not use abrasives, chemical, or ammonia cleaners to clean wood surfaces.
- Use a lint free cloth lightly dampened with water and a mild soap to spot clean the surface. Additionally, mild wood-friendly cleaners are acceptable as well.
- If desired, periodic use of furniture grade paste wax will help preserve the surface finish. Before applying, test in an inconspicuous location before proceeding to the rest of the surface. Buff on/off with a non-abrasive cloth.