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Bamboo Board (Product ID = 83709)

 Bamboo Board (Product ID = 83709)
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Catskill Craftsmen Presents the Bamboo Board

Catskill Craftsmen has been providing quality hardwood products for over 60 years. Its company standard has always been to offer the highest quality products at a competitive price, backing them not with just good, but superb customer service.

Bamboo Board: Overview


It’s no wonder Pandas love bamboo. This hardwood-substitute is non-endangered, self-replenishing, readily abundant, and, like the Panda, is gentle and rugged; gentle to your knife blades yet rugged enough to handle the most rigorous cutting tasks. Catskill Bamboo - a fresh and beautiful addition to your kitchen.

Bamboo Board: Dimensions


Bamboo Board: WoodUFinish.com Features


WoodUFinish.com is the only smart choice for Catskill Craftsmen furniture:

WoodUFinish.com is the ONLY web dealer to be endorsed and linked to on CatskillCraftsmen.com as an Authorized Stocking Dealer - so you know your purchase is safe and you will be receiving genuine Catskill Craftsmen products - not overseas knockoffs! WoodUFinish.com is also a member of the Unfinished Furniture Association.

WoodUFinish.com features our Exclusive Slip-Up Free Guarantee. We feel so confident that if you use ZAR Stain products and have the finishing support of WoodUFinish.com that there is virtually no way to fail at your project. In fact, we guarantee it! If you feel that your staining, using a ZAR product on a Catskill Craftsmen furniture piece bought from WoodUFinish.com, did not come out to meet your standards, we will replace the piece for FREE! You simply ship the original back to us and pay for the shipping on the new piece and you will be charged nothing for the new product!

WoodUFinish.com now offers Catskill Craftsmen products with custom staining. For those that would rather leave it in the hands of professionals, WoodUFinish.com has decided to offer to finish your Catskill Craftsmen piece for you. In the related items section on the left of the screen you will see a custom staining product - add this product in the stain color of your choice to your shopping cart with your Catskill furniture piece and we will take care of the rest! Please allow 4-6 weeks for staining. Only a true unfinished store like WoodUFinish.com has the knowledge to get your Catskill Craftsmen furniture piece finished professionally and in a timely manner. Assembly still required - stained unassembled.

WoodUFinish.com has teamed up with Catskill Craftsmen to offer you an in-home assembly service for this product. After you purchase your cart or island from WoodUFinish.com you can evaluate if you would like to take on the project of assembling it. If you decide you are not interested, there will be a sheet in the box with contact for a nationwide outside assembly company that can assemble it for you for a small fee ranging approximately $75 - $250 (rates may change and are charged directly by assembly company; WoodUFinish.com and Catskill have no influence over rates).

About Catskill Craftsmen


Your Catskill Craftsmen unit is made of expensive domestic hardwoods, which are harvested locally in the heart of the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York.

All the species we use are self-sustaining. None are endangered.

Sawn boards are air dried, then kiln dried for weeks down to 6-8% moisture content. When dry, boards enter the factory through our dimension plant where they are defected, cut to length, planed, run through straight line saws to assure good glue seams, sorted again with defects thrown out, and glued panels on our clamps with an industrial glue that dries harder than the wood. Each stick is handled and searched for defects at least four times before it is glued. The glue is non-toxic.

Some sticks, such as those required for table tops and legs, are rough sanded before gluing into panels to ensure perfectly flat gluing faces. This is why your table parts have such thin glue seams.

Panels then move to the finishing plant where they are shaped, dovetailed, slotted, bore, etc. Parts are standardized as to length, width and thickness with strict tolerances. Male and female dovetails, mortises, whole sizes and depths, etc., are all standardized with numerous quality control checks during operation.

Finished pieces are then sent to the packing department where they are dipped in oil, fried, and packed for shipment. Each table is packed on an assembly line with a place in the carton for each piece.

Each table gets a detailed instruction sheet, a letter from our customer service representative, and this booklet.

Your table has been manufactured with great care to ensure quality and durability at a reasonable cost. We sincerely hope that the information given here will be helpful to you in understanding and caring for your table.

We have taken the most frequently asked questions posed by the purchasers of our tables and answered them as simply as possible. Not all Assembly questions will pertain to your unit. We have a small selection of import units designed by us and manufactured overseas. We often put domestic butcher block tops on these units. We also have a few accent pieces that are imported. These are plainly marked on the cartons. All import pieces are guaranteed by Catskill.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What are the dark streaks, spots, or blotches that are found on some parts?

A. These are mineral streaks, caused by the highly mineralized soil in the area where the hardwood trees grow. Some are caused by man-induced foreign objects sometime in the life of the tree; i.e. Bullet slugs, nails, tap holes for sap, initials of lovers, etc. We do not consider these marks as defects.

Caution: Rags with linseed oil are extremely flammable and can self ignite - washing rags does not eliminate this danger. Place rags in water and place outside the house until final disposal.

Q. How do you remove a "ding" (or "dig") or scratch from the top?

A. For small scratches or dings the easiest way is to put a little water on the ding or scratch. Wait a few minutes, then take a metal cap such as a bottle cap and place it over the water. Take your iron, on cotton setting (high), and place the tip on the metal cap. This will boil the water in the wood and raise the grain. Remove cap, let dry, and lightly sand with fine grit paper with the grain to remove raised grain and scratches. For deep scratches you may have to repeat the process. For deep dents drive a series of 1/4in. deep holes with a needle into the dent to allow the water to penetrate deeper. You can also iron over a damp cloth. Deep holes or scratches (that are not on the top) can be patched with a resin or plastic colored stick which is melted into the hole, scraped flat with a single edge razor blade, and sanded with the grain. Darker colored sticks blend in better than lighter colors. These darker colors look like mineral streaks.

Q. I have small end checks or slight separations of the joints along the edge of the top. How can I correct this?

A. This is caused by excessive loss of moisture due to the dry atmosphere, etc. Use an equal mixture of mineral oil and melted paraffin on area, making sure paraffin fills the small cracks. Follow the package instructions when melting paraffin and use a double boiler or microwave, as paraffin is flammable! You can also use beeswax.

Q. How do I clean my Catskill product? Remove dough? Wax? Stains? Cigarette burns? Ink spots?

A. Most spills are easily wiped clean with a damp sponge or cloth. Never soak or let water stand on your table for long periods of time as water affects the grain and even though the glue is water-resistant, it is not waterproof. Be sure to clean your top well with mild detergent, rinsing it with a damp sponge and toweling dry before applying new oil.

To remove dough, use a little salt on a sponge and rub with the grain or try using a plastic ice scraper.

To remove wax and gum, make it brittle with an ice pack. When the deposit hardens, use your fingernail or ice scraper to remove.

Your top should not stain very easily, but to remove glass rings or white spots, use extra fine sand paper or No. 00 steel wool moistened with linseed oil and sand with the grain. Rings should come out when re-oiled. Burns should be sanded out if possible - again, sanding with the grain. Deep burns should be scraped out with a sharp rounded edge blade, then feather sanded and re-oiled.

Grease spots are removed using a little bit of mineral spirits - use sparingly! After application with a small brush, soak up excess with clean cloth, sand lightly or put salt over area treated to absorb any residue. Then take a little water and mild detergent and clean the area.

WARNING: Whatever the stain, try sanding with (100+ grit, fine grit) the grain first since your top is tough and chances are the stain does not go very deep because of the close grain. If you must resort to cleaners, follow the directions on the container, be careful, use sparingly on the top, and make sure all residue is sanded and washed clean before placing food on top! Keep these cleaners out of the reach of children. DO NOT USE SOLVENTS, PAINT THINNERS, OR BLEACH!!

Hardwood Manufacturers Association

This mark is a symbol of quality, and represents furniture made of solid hardwoods, grown and produced in the U.S.A., with other furniture materials used only for technical or decorative purposes.

Since each piece of hardwood furniture is as distinctive as the American hardwood tree itself, the unique beauty is refreshing in a world of synthetics and imitations. The rich appearance and characteristic grains are the purest expressions of nature.

For centuries, the abundant hardwood forests in this country have provided Americans with one of the finest furniture materials available on earth. We conserve these precious forest resources with care and pride, and their legacy is renewed generation after generation.

Furniture constructed of hardwood is authentic, versatile and durable. It can last a lifetime and beyond, to become tomorrow's heirloom.

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