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New England Classic products are made with premium wood veneers and will have natural variations in grain, color, texture, etc. These variations are the essence of the woods' beauty and romantic appeal.
Cutting: A carbide-tipped saw blade designed for cutting laminated materials, or one with the following specifications will provide high quality cuts.
Fasteners - Nailing: For best results use 8d (2 1/2") finish nails in the grooves (no grooves in Classic Modern) built in to the railes and 4d to 8d finish nails to attach cap and shoe.
Pneumatic nail gun: Adjust air pressure until nail head sets below surface. To avaoid splitting, do not nail closer than 2 1/2" from any end.
*or other manufacturer's equivalent
Hammer and nails: Pre-drill all nail holes.
Screws: Use #7 x 2 1/4" trim head screws and pre-drill 1/8" pilot holes.
Unfinished Oak, Maple and Cherry
Fill all nail holes and splices with matching stainable wood filler. Avoid getting filler on the surface around the hole. Sand wood filler patches smooth to the veneer surface with 180-grit paper, taking care not to sand through the veneer. Apply stain, sealer and clear finish coat, lightly sanding between coats with 220-grit paper.
We recommend applying a light coat of lemon oil or furniture oil to replenish the natural sheen, especially in dry environments. use of wax polish may cause buildup and dull the finish sheen.
Factory Finished Oak, Maple and Cherry
Use touch-up materials included to conceal fastener holes.
Prior to installation, prime any surface to be painted that is not factory-primed, then sand with 180-grit paper. (NOTE: DO NOT SAND BEADBOARD PANELS!) It is not necessary to prime stiles, rails, shoe, cap or casing.
After installation, apply one coat of paint to panels. DO NOT SAND STILES, RAILS, SHOE, CAP or CASING and DO NOT SAND BEADBOARD PANELS. After the first coat is thoroughly dry, and you have filled all nail holes with a paintable vinyl-based spackle, finish coat all parts together. Gentle household cleaners may be used, if required.