Cabinetry Care


Care Tips

Taking care of your cabinets isn't a huge job. Here are some useful tips help you maintain, protect and fix your cabinets at your fingertips.

WOOD CONSTRUCTION

1 Front Frames: 3/4" X 1 1/2" Kiln-dried solid hardwood frame. Bore and dowel construction, frame joinery reinforced with glue and nail.

2 Shelves: Nominal 5/8" thick, 11-ply formaldehyde free, hardwood plywood, 19" deep in base cabinets and 10" deep in wall cabinets. Edges are banded with hardwood veneer front and sides. Shelves are adjustable, 6" from the bottom and in 2 1/2" increments in wall cabinets and 5" increments in base cabinets. Supported by metal shelve hardware.

3 End Panels: Nominal 1/2" thick, 7-ply formaldehyde free, hardwood plywood, type I exterior glue, dadoes to receive tops and bottom panels. Ends are inserted into dado in face frame and recessed 3/16" and rabbet to receive backs.

4 Tops & Bottom Panels: Nominal 1/2" thick, 9-ply, formaldehyde free, hardwood plywood. Tops and bottoms let into end panels, front rails and hang rails, glued and stapled. Bottom panels for base cabinets which bigger than 24" wide are supported by a nominal 1/2" X 3" 7-ply, formaldehyde free hardwood plywood.

5 Hanging Rails: Nominal 3/4" thick & 2 1/2" wide, 11-ply, formaldehyde free, hardwood plywood, running the entire length of the cabinet on both sides and on the top and bottom, with an additional rail, nominal 3/4" thick x 2 1/2" running from top to bottom in the center.

HOW TO CLEAN

With proper care of your Amber Leaf quality cabinets you will have years to show off your beautiful cabinets, impressing others with the beauty and superiority of your kitchen. Amber Leaf cabinets are meticulously constructed by our professionals with quality materials and brilliant finishes. This will assure you that your cabinets will maintain their attractive look and structural form even through years of every day use. Taking a little extra time to care for these cabinets will also provide longer enjoyment. Here are a few suggestions as to how you may enjoy your beautiful cabinets longer with little maintenance.

- Clean cabinets as needed with a mild detergent of with soft soap and water (sue sparingly) and dry them well using a lint free cloth for both the wash and dry process

- Wipe up spills, splatters and water spots as they may occur in your everyday cooking, keeping cabinets and counter-top surfaces dry.

- Give your cabinets a little extra attention to the areas near the sink and dishwasher that come in contact of the moisture over the years.

- For further care, you may use cleaners and polished designed for wood cabinets and clean all surfaces as needed.

BE AWARE

Before attempting to clean your cabinets, be aware of the products you are going to use. Do not use abrasive cleaners, scouring pads or powdered cleaners on your cabinets. These materials may penetrate the cabinet finish allowing moisture to enter and cause deterioration.

- Do not use aerosol sprays with silicons or paste wax

- Do not leave wet cloths on cabinets for extended periods of time

- Do not allow oven cleaners or other caustic cleaners to penetrate the surrounding cabinets

- Follow the instructions carefully for self-cleaning ovens and other kitchen appliances around your Amber Leaf cabinets.

CABINET TOUCH UP

- For any repair nicks, scratches contact Amber Leaf for their touch up markers. These markers are a one-step application and used for staining only.

COMMON ACCIDENTS

- As stated before, most problems can be prevented by wiping up all spills as soon as they occur. But for the process of removal, you can easily remove spots by beginning at the outer edge and working towards the middle to prevent any spreading for the common household accidents.

FOOD AND WATER SPOTS

- A damp cloth with soap and water or a mild detergent can be used to clean your cabinets as needed. Use sparingly, and dry well using a lint free cloth for both your washing and drying needs. Use cleaners and polishes designed for wood cabinets and clean all surfaces as needed.

GREASE SPOTS

- Rub all grease spots, lipstick stains, crayon or oil with a damp cloth. Use cleaners and polishes designed for wood cabinets and clean all surfaces as needed.

SOLIDS such as CHEWING GUM or WAX CANDLES

- Apply bagged ice on top of the deposit until it is brittle enough to crumble off. Use cleaners and polishes designed for wood cabinets and clean all surfaces as needed.

WARRANTY

AMBER LEAF PROMISE:
Amber Leaf cabinetry offers cabinet collections that can let you obtain LEED qualifications for your business. Our collections are made with no formaldehyde, low emitting, local, regional and rapidly renewable materials. For more information on LEED qualifications for your project, please contact your local Amber Leaf representative

LIMITED 1 YEAR WARRANTY ON CABINETS:
These Amber Leaf cabinets and related cabinet work manufactured and assembled by Amber Leaf are warranted to the original purchasing consumer for one (1) year from the date of original purchase or as long as the original purchasing consumer owns the home, whichever is less, against avoidable and unnatural defects in material and workmanship under normal use.

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY ON DRAWER GUIDES AND HINGES:
Amber Leaf warrants to the original purchasing consumer, for as long as they own their home, that the drawer guides and hinges shall be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use.

HOW TO MEASURE

In order for us to help you better, we may need the measurements of your kitchen. Use a tape measure and the instructions below to measure your kitchen.

Horizontal Measurement
1. Measure from wall to wall.
2. Measure from corner to window or door opening.
3. Measure across opening from trim edge to trim edge.
4. Measure from edge of trim to far wall. Compare sum of #2, #3 and #4 measurements to step #1.
5. Mark exact location of water, drain, gas lines and electrical outlets and switches on drawing.
6. Measure from wall to wall above window and compare to #1.

Vertical Measurement
7. Measure from floor to window sill.
8. Measure from window sill to top of window.
9. Measure from top of window to ceiling. 10. Measure from floor to ceiling. Compare to sum of #7, #8 and #9.

Appliance and Fixture Measurements
We may also need the measurements for these appliances and fixtures if applicable.