Cabinet Care2019-10-10T02:40:50+00:00

Cabinet Care

Cabinets manufactured at Custom Woods Design, Inc are hand-crafted from the finest selection of hardwoods. Due to the nature of real wood and the finish process used to protect it, proper care must be taken to ensure their permanence for a lifetime.

Our fine furniture grade finish is very durable and moisture resistant, but is not moisture-proof. Use the following guidelines to assist you in maintaining the beauty of your cabinets.

General information about your cabinets:
It is a natural characteristic of wood to contract and expand as it regulates its moisture content to your home’s humidity level.

Areas of quick temperature changes and excessive moisture, such as showers, bathtubs, sinks, oven ranges, and/or other appliances, can be harmful to the cabinet finish and overall cabinet stability.

It is recommended that woods surfaces should be clean about every 6 months.

Follow the guidelines below for proper care. Most suggestions below are simple practices that are recommended to prevent basic potential damages you may encounter after installation and under normal use.

Cabinets/cabinet surfaces:

  • Keep all cabinet surfaces dry.
  • Dry surfaces immediately with a dampened soft cotton cloth using water or mild detergent to remove any moisture, spills or standing liquid from your cabinetry.
  • Never use scouring pads, steel wool, wire brushes, powered cleaners or any other abrasive materials for cleaning wood surfaces.
  • Do not allow any oven cleaner to touch any part of the cabinet.
  • Avoid any use of harsh chemicals or ammonia based as they may cause discoloration of the finish.
  • Avoid draping wet or damp dish towels over doors of sink base cabinets.
  • Avoid placing small kitchen appliances where the heat is directed onto cabinet surfaces.
  • Always protect wood surfaces by using a hot pad under any hot items.

Hardwares associated with cabinetry:

  • Use mild soap/detergent or warm water solution to clean door/drawer knobs and pulls.
  • Dry hardware with a clean, soft cloth thoroughly. Buff with another clean, dry cloth.
  • Painted and metal surfaces cabinets may be cleaned occasionally with a mild, liquid wax which will help prevent grime adhesion.
  • Do not attach towel racks to interior of cabinet doors.
  • Avoid the same types of abrasives that you would with cabinet surfaces.
  • Never use agents containing acetone, ethyl alcohol or solvents such as turpentine that can break down the bonds on the edge banding.