Frequently Asked Questions

Do you do free estimates? 
Yes. Rick will come out and measure and give you a price for what you want. 

Where are you located?  
We are located about a mile behind Bickford Ford.  We are a small shop on Rick’s property so we keep the address to ourselves. 

Do you use particle board? 
No.  All parts of our cabinets are solid wood and plywood. 

What is the difference between your cabinets and the large home store cabinets? 
We use all solid wood and plywood in our cabinets.  All joints are also sanded flat so everything is smooth.  We also build our cabinets to match your house, so there is only one cabinet and not three or four cabinets screwed together.  This makes for more cabinet storage space, and less unsightly seams in the cabinetry.

Can I afford custom cabinets? 
If you can afford home store cabinets, than you can afford ours.  Because of our low overhead, we are able to keep prices down.  The initial quoted price quoted for the home stores does not include the extra two to three days of labor you will have to pay to have the home store cabinets installed.

How do I care for and maintain my cabinets?
Clean the cabinet 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.

Use an emulsion-nonsolvent cleaner and polish, as designed for kitchen cabinets, on all clean surfaces as needed.

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

What are some things I should know about the character of natural, solid wood products?

  • Expect variations in wood grain patterns and density. These variations are a vital part of the beauty of natural wood. The same stain applied to two pieces of the same wood species may result in somewhat different appearances (especially when comparing solid wood to veneers).

  • Color variations are caused by the assortment of minerals in the soil in which the tree was grown, rainfall, growing temperature, etc. All wood species can also exhibit sap runs, knots and pinholes in varying degrees.

  • Color changes through time will occur when wood is exposed to all types of light (normal and man-made). It is the general nature of wood to darken over time, some species more than others. The finishing process does not hinder this aging process.

  • Changes in heat and humidity. Wood is an organic material and will react to large and or rapid variations in these conditions, resulting in material reactions that can consist of, but are not limited to; warping, growth, shrinkage, splitting, checking, discoloration, separation at the joints and decomposition of the adhesives and finish materials.