From time to time you may encounter some unavoidable situations that create minor problems with your cabinetry. Before calling your dealer/installer for help, consider the following:
- Wipe up spills as quickly as possible so they won’t damage the wood. Clean your cabinetry with a damp, soft cloth and wipe dry. Apply a light coat of high quality furniture polish if you must.Be sure it does not contain silicone, ammonia, alkaline, or other solvent chemicals.
- Minor scratches or dents in your cabinetry can be treated with a touchup kit. See your dealer if you have not already ordered one. For major damage like severe scratching, broken doors or drawers, paint spills, etc., call your dealer for help or replacement.
- If over time screws become loose on hinges or drawer pulls, you can achieve a temporary fix by gluing a small diameter dowel rod into the hole using a high quality wood glue. Cut the dowel rod flush with the top of the screw hole and place into the hole. Let the glue dry and then replace the screw. Do not over torque the screw, or you will risk stripping it out again.
- Minor door alignment can be corrected by adjusting the hinges. Generally, when you open the cabinet door, you will find the side-to-side adjustment slot on the door part of the hinge and the up and down adjustment on the frame portion of the hinge.
- Minor roughness in end grain can be corrected with “light weight sanding paper” and top coat. If concerned please call distributor.
- In most cases your cabinetry hardware is protected by our five year guarantee from the hardware manufacturer. For hinges and hardware that do not work properly, contact your dealer for assistance.
- Consider window treatments that block direct sunlight exposure on your cabinetry, thereby minimizing color changes to the finish. This is especially important if you intend to add on additional cabinetry at a later date.
- When adding additional cabinetry in the same room at a later date, consider the following techniques that may help minimize the color differences between the old and the new units. Place the new cabinetry on a different wall so any color difference won’t be as noticeable. Replace existing trim and molding with darker/lighter wood to give the old and new cabinets a unified look. Experiment with multiple finishes in the same wood species.