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Why wood is a precious resource ?

Wood is wonderful and unique... From one species to another there is an infinite variety of colors, grain and particularities. Moreover, within the same species no two boards are identical just as no two trees are alike. Environmental factors such as climate, light exposure, rainfall, etc., cause these variations. Caron's wood selection is designed to facilitate your decision process. The true wood color of these samples is revealed by our natural clear coat finish . We invite you to take the time to thoughtfully choose the species and grade of lumber needed, to ensure the enduring value of your project crafted from this precious resource.
 

Why should I outsource my components ?

- Know your specific projects cost.

- Save on production cost.

- Increased efficiency and output capacity without additional investments or manpower.

- Offer you clients a wider choice of models.

- Allow to optimize other aspects of your business: sales, production of cabinets, etc.

Why buy from CARON?

Proven reliability in the course of the past three decades.

3 to 5 working production days (on basic model in most wood types).

Quality control system registered under ISO 9001.

Complete promotional support includes : designer collection, wood and color selection, top style selection, Euro lam selection, etc.

Largest choice of types of wood, options and models available in the industry.

By choosing Caron, you associate with the first manufacturer to make concrete steps in reforestation (80,000 new trees since 2005), and natural resources optimization (see our eco-friendly models).

Why should I get my Caron's components prefinished?

Lower your finishing cost while improving productivity (fastest lead time of the industry)

Easy + accurate costing

Respect of environmental regulations

Matching stain available in 1 or 4 litre + touch up kits

Complete accessories program including finished end gables (edge banded)

Coordinated with popular melamine board colors (custom matches optional)

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO MAINTAIN MY CARON CABINET AND FURNITURE DOORS?

Clean with a moist cloth using  a low concentration  of soap with water.

Don't  use solvents or abrasive products.

Buff with soft cloth in direction of wood grain .

Remove any excess moisture with clean dry cloth.

How should I proceed to install and maintain my solid wood top ?

-Your solid wood top must be installed directly to the cabinet base by using either silicone or special metal angle brackets. Note that the brackets must have elongated holes with one side attached to the countertop. Always allow clearance for wood movement especially across the wood grain and provide adequate supports .

-Plan proper protection against heat or moisture  from kitchen appliances and sinks surrounding your  wood top.

-All surfaces must be sealed upon reception. If your  wood top  has been oiled , you have to recoat according to use .

-See other questions  in  our FAQ section  about  warpage , splitting and maintenance.

What is normal warpage if surrounding conditions vary?

Warpage- how to measure :

First make sure the door stays in a controlled environment (+/- 20C, 35% relative humidity) for a few days. Once this step completed, warpage is measured by placing the back of the door against a true plane surface (marble). You could put pressure on one rail but always in 2 points or in the middle of the height  (lenght) like it was hinges. Measure difference between marble and the door at the most opened part (if you put pressure, measure opposite side)
Att.: if you have exterior profile keep it in your mind when you measure warpage

Average tolerance accepted in the industry  is 1/4" (.250") on a lenght of 40"

Then on a lenght of « x " » tolerance will be  :   

                                                   40"  =    0.250"

                                       lenght (x")  =      ? " 

                                         ?"              = lenght (x")  x 0.250"

                                                                       40"            

 

   Example: For a door  of 35 7/8" height   (lenght) : 35,875" x 0,250 "     = 0,224" or 7/32"

                                                                                   40 "  

 

Lenght

Tolerance

 

Lenght

Tolerance

 

Lenght

Tolerance

 

Lenght

Tolerance

 

60"

0,375"

3/8"

50"

0,313"

5/16"

40"

0,250"

1/4"

30"

0,188"

3/16"        

59"

0,369"

 

49"

0,306"

 

39"

0,244"

 

29"

0,181"

 

58"

0,363"

 

48"

0,300"

 

38"

0,238"

 

28"

0,175"

 

57"

0,356"

 

47"

0,294"

 

37"

0,231"

 

27"

0,169"

 

56"

0,350"

 

46"

0,288"

 

36"

0,225"

 

26"

0,163"

 

55"

0,344"

11/32"

45"

0,281"

9/32"

35"

0,219"

7/32"

25"

0,156"

5/32"        

54"

0,338"

 

44"

0,275"

 

34"

0,213"

 

24"

0,150"

 

53"

0,331"

 

43"

0,269"

 

33"

0,206"

 

23"

0,144"

 

52"

0,325"

 

42"

0,263"

 

32"

0,200"

 

22"

0,138"

 

51"

0,319"

 

41"

0,256"

 

31"

0,194"

 

21"

0,131"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For other sizes  use above  formula.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can I reduce warpage, shifting or splitting of wood ?

Wood is a living material and reacts to surrounding conditions . Apply finishing as soon as possible or order your components already prefinished . To reduce warpage, shifting or splitting of wood, maintain temperature at  +/-  20C  (avoiding sharp changes)  and keep relative humidity between 30% and 40%.

How can I make a large door straighter ?

-  By controlling it’s environment better;

-  By using more hinges (up to 6);

-  By using middle crosspiece (s);

-  By using two or three doors attached together instead of only one;

-  By finishing it equally on both sides upon reception (if not purchased prefinished);

-  By using a door straightener at the back, either out of wood or steel (see attached).

 

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Door_Warping_Mystery.html

 

               

 

 

 

Why the center panels of wood doors may sometimes expose small unfinished areas along the stiles?

Wood is a natural material that lives and continues living, thus sensitive to temperature and moisture variations. This phenomenon is always more of less visible depending on the seasons. Thus in very cold conditions, when heating needs are at peek, relative humidity might go under the range stipulated (30% - 40%*) and create a small center panel shrinkage. Wood has also a tendency to go back to it’s original equilibrium when it’s environment becomes better balanced*.

What is the core of Caron's plywood components made off?

Depending on availability it is either mdf or particule core. ( Veneer core available upon request.)