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The beauty of solid hardwood is much more than skin deep. Neither synthetic nor engineered, it comes from the heart of nature–the simplest and most reliable of origins.

The solid hardwood furnishings and materials used in your kitchen and bath are made up of many pieces of wood. Each is unique and if you look carefully, you may notice natural variations in color. The lighter pieces were closer to the tree's bark, while the darker pieces were closer to its center. All are equally strong and impart the beauty and value that make hardwoods second to none.

The unique grain patterns in solid hardwood are related to the tree's growth rings. The distinctive differences come about as the wood is prepared for use in your home.

All trees grow limbs which fall to the forest floor as the tree matures. The tree trunk, however, will always have a knot where those limbs once were. Parts of that tree, knots and all, may find new life in your hardwood cabinets, countertops or flooring. These natural markings are proof of your hardwood's origins; they have absolutely no effect on its durability and structural integrity. Knots and other characteristics are much like the nubs you find in such fine natural fabrics as silk and linen; they are indications of genuine quality.

Trees absorb minerals and other essential elements as they grow and prosper. You may see their traces in the hardwood cabinets, flooring or finishings in your kitchen and bath. These natural characteristics let you know you are enjoying the authentic item, and not an artificial wood imitation.

Cleaning Cabinets

Clean your cabinetry as needed with a lint-free cloth dampened with mild detergent or soap and water. Dry immediately with a lint-free cloth. Wipe up spills, spatters and water marks as they occur, keeping the surface dry. 

Avoid using scouring pads or powdered cleansers as these may scratch and penetrate the surface, allowing dirt, food or moisture to enter and cause deterioration of the finish.

Wood cleaning products that use aerosols, non-aerosol spray cleaners, and all silicone based wood products are not recommended. These products can permeate the wood grain, ultimately ruining your cabinet's finish and prevent future refinishing of your cabinetry.

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