American Pro Decor 5APD10868 3-3/4 in. x 35-1/4 in. Unfinished North American Solid Cherry Mission Weave Kitchen Island Leg Installation Guide

American Pro Decor 5APD10868 3-3/4 in. x 35-1/4 in. Unfinished North American Solid Cherry Mission Weave Kitchen Island Leg Installation Guide
ISLAND LEGS INSTALLATION AND WOOD FINISHING TIPS
Things needed:
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Island leg posts
Pencil
Wood Glue
Drill and drill bit
Measuring tape or ruler
 Screw driver
 Hardwood for frame
 Wood saw
 Chisels
Prepare:
 Measure the Kitchen Island Legs to the proper height of the countertop
 Make a mortise and tenon on each side of the Kitchen Island legs.
There are several ways in attaching post to a Kitchen Island, please note the idea explained here is one of the
traditional ways to install it.
Install:
 Good quality wood glue can be used to join the tenon to the mortised Kitchen Island leg.
 Continue with the same process with all Kitchen Island Leg.
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Staining Woods
Tools:
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Paint Brush
Rags
Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner
Oil or Acrylic-based Wood Stain
Oil or Acrylic –based Polyurethane Sealer
120 Grit and 220 Grit Sandpaper
Cheese Cloth towels
Goggles
Protective mask
Prepare:
Decide which Type of Stain to use. You could use either an Oil base or Acrylic based Stain. Whichever you
decide, you will also be using the same type of Sealer to finish up the staining process. When staining, make
sure the room temperature is between 70 and 75 degrees for best results. Also it is very important to test your
stain colors on smaller samples of wood so that you know exactly what finish you will achieve.
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Steps:
1. SANDING. American Pro Décor hardwoods are mostly ready to be stained. However, there will
instances where the wood will need to be sanded down to remove scratches etc. Then brush off any
debris so that you could go onto the next step.
2. PRE-STAINING WOODS. Not all wood are uniform in color or texture also woods are porous with
different densities. Therefore, wood will absorb stain in an uneven manner. To obtain a consistent and
even finish, use a Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner found at any home store. The Pre-Stain Wood
Conditioner is applied on the raw wood using a cloth or brush. Allow it to penetrate for about 10 to
15 minutes. Remove any excess afterwards. The Stain should be applied with 2 hours.
3. STAINING. Apply the stain with a wide brush evenly or rag. It is your choice of which one to use.
Make sure your area is well ventilated. Stains will produce fumes. Always apply going with the grain
and against the grain as well. The purpose is to apply the stain to cover all visible surfaces. It depends
of how light or dark you need the wood to be. It you need a lighter look, wipe off the stain
immediately. For a darker tone, leave the stain for 5 to 10 minutes before wiping it. When cleaning
off the Stain residue, go in the direction of the grain so that the stain will penetrate into the grain of
the wood. If a second coat is required, it is advisable to light sand the wood with the 120 Grit
sandpaper and wipe off any debris. BRUSHES are better for staining Ornate Carvings and other had
to reach areas. RAGS are best for flat surfaces. If you are an experienced wood worker, you could
achieve an ANTIQUE FINISH by using water down black paint and brush it into the cracks and
details or your wood ornaments. After a few minutes of applying the water down black paint, wipe
off any surface excess. This will add a beautiful accent to your carved wood ornaments.
4. SEALING YOUR WOOD. Remember, stain will only provide color to you wood NOT a finish.
Therefore, you need to apply sealer. Remember to use the same base type of material. That is Oilbase Stain to Oil-based Sealer, acrylic based Stain to acrylic based Sealer. Apply it by using a brush
or sprayer. Let it dry. If needed, sand with 220 Grit sandpaper. Wipe clean and apply another coat of
the Polyurethane Sealer. Sealers are mostly known as varnish, shellac or wood polish.
American Pro Décor assumes no liability for Improper Installation.
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