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Cabinet Care

Characteristics of Wood

The wood cabinetry in your space is new and has been processed, however, because wood is created by nature and has been exposed to the elements it inherits characteristics such as pinholes, knots and mineral streaks. No two trees are alike so variations in grain, texture and colour are inherent in all wood products. It is important to note that all wood will change colour when exposed to light, especially cherry.

Wood also adjusts to the conditions in your home – it expands and contracts as the seasons change and the humidity in your home fluctuates. Even household cooking can affect wood so we recommend you keep your humidity level between 40-50% to help alleviate warping, shrinking and cracking in your wood cabinets.

Cabinet Maintenance

Everyday care of your cabinetry should include wiping up spills as they occur. To clean your cabinets wipe them down with a damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth. For heavier stains like oil and grease use a solution of mild soap and water, rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth. Use the same methods to clean the interior of your cabinets. Never hang a wet dishcloth or towel over your cabinet doors, as the moisture will eventually cause permanent damage to the wood.

To clean the hardware wash with a solution of warm water and a small amount of mild dish soap and dry the area immediately. For heavier soils wash with a soft toothbrush or a cotton swab and remember to wipe dry immediately.

Glass inserts must be cleaned with glass cleaner or a solution of water and vinegar. Never spray the glass directly as this may damage the finish on your cabinets. Spray a cloth or paper towel with the cleaning solution and dry immediately with a soft cloth.

Never use abrasive cleaner or scouring pads on any type of cabinetry. Remove stubborn stains with a mild dish detergent and warm water.

Adjusting Hinges and Drawer slides