While our unfinished products are typically used for applications like countertops, bar tops, kitchen islands, tabletops and desktops, uses are limited only by the end consumer’s creativity. Below are steps to follow for fastening to standard base cabinets.
• For open-top cabinets blocking should be installed across cabinet width (approximately 1/8 inch from top of cabinet)
• Pre-drill pilot holes through blocking and fasten to cabinet with wood screws
• For solid-top cabinets, furring strips across cabinet length may be required (approximately 1/8 inch from top of cabinet)
• Bond strips to cabinet with construction adhesive
• Drill holes (¼ to ½ inch diameter) through blocking or top of solid-top cabinets
• Apply bead of construction adhesive to blocking or furring strips
• Position panel on cabinet as desired
• Drill smaller pilot hole into underside of panel through larger holes previously drilled in blocking or cabinet top (Caution: Do not drill through surface of panel)
• Fit a wood screw with washer that is wider in diameter than holes in blocking or top of cabinet
• Insert screw through hole and fasten to underside of panel until it fits snugly against top of cabinet (select screw length that will not penetrate panel face)
Finishing and Maintenance:
For those customers who don’t plan to use their Augusta Surfaces product as a working carving board or chopping block, carefully select a wood finish designed for the intended end use. Follow the finish manufacturer’s instructions for surface preparation and application.
For those who wish to use as a working food preparation surface, Augusta Surfaces products are made of 100% solid American hardwood and adhesives comprehensively analyzed for food safe contact. Raw wood surfaces can be treated with food grade mineral oil or oil designed specifically for food contact. Lightly sand the surface (220 or finer grit) and apply oil. Using a clean cloth wipe oil generously onto the surface and allow to rest for approximately 30 minutes. Wipe off excess oil with a clean dry cloth. Depending on frequency of use, the sanding- oiling process should be repeated at least every 30-60 days. Properly oiled, the surfaced can be cleaned with warm soapy water after each use. A slightly chalky or otherwise splotchy appearance is an indicator that it is time to reapply oil.
As with any wood product, regardless of finish, it is best to clean spills immediately. Do not allow liquids to pool and stand on the surface. Do not apply hot pots from stovetop to unfinished or oiled wood surface as this can leave burn marks. Consult the finish manufacturer’s recommendations regarding heat resistance if other finish is used.