Cabinetry Care & Maintenance

The nature and beauty of all wood products can be best preserved through moments of care and simple maintenance.

Wood Finishes

For best results and preservation of the finish and wood, we recommend cleaning the cabinets with a warm damp cloth followed by a dry cloth.
Below are cleaning recommendations from our finish suppliers:

  • Remove dust- Dust can scratch or dull if not removed correctly. Simply wipe the surface with a cloth dampened with a non-abrasive, mild cleaning polish or mild detergent.
  • Clean- Surfaces should be periodically cleaned to restore the finish to its original luster. Wipe the surface with a cloth dampened with a non-wax containing polish or mild detergent solution. Avoid the use of ammonia based products or silicone oils as they may cause damage if used over a long period of time.
  • The finish is durable and resistant to most household spills. However, spills should be wiped up promptly to avoid potential problems.
  • Excessive or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, high temperatures and high humidity can cause damage to both the finish and the wood itself. Please be careful and avoid if possible.

Following these simple steps will keep your finished project looking like new for many years.

Heat-Producing Appliances

We recommend that you do not mount heat-producing appliances (such as coffeemakers and toaster ovens) beneath cabinets. Excess heat and moisture from these appliances can damage the cabinets.

Loads and Weight Limits

Properly installed cabinets can safely support an evenly distributed load of 15 pounds per square foot of shelf, tray and drawer space, up to a maximum of 50 pounds. Be sure that you load all cabinet bottoms, shelves and trays evenly.