Templating, Installation & Delivery
Sprague Woodworking does offer templating services to our customers withing a 120 mile radius of our shop address. Please call the shop to discuss your project in more detail and to schedule a templating visit. The lead time for our tops is generally 5-6 weeks. It takes about 3 weeks from the time the template is completed until we return with your top. If you have an under mount sink located in your top we will need the sink on site at the time of templating as we bring the actual sink back to the shop with us to use as a router guide to cut the sink hole. Paper or cardboard sink templates that come with your sink will not work for us as they are not accurate enough.
Sprague Woodworking can install your custom wood counter top for an additional charge. We require the cabinets to be prepped and ready for the new counter tops to be installed. We do not do kitchen counter top removals.
Our counter tops are easy to install for a handy homeowner. We recommend that your top be fastened down through over sized holes with wood screws that penetrate at least one half the thickness of your top.
Because wood shrinks and expands do to the weather and climate, screws with washers should be utilized to secure your countertop to your cabinets. They should be centered in over sized holes that allow the top to move and the screw to move with it. DO NOT utilize glues or other adhesives to secure your top, doing so will void the warranty on your top. Using adhesives or not having an over sized hole will not allow your top to move which can cause the top to crack or warp.
It is NOT RECOMMENDED to install your wood counter top directly on top of a heat source, I.E. built-in ovens, dishwashers, or under mount appliances unless you take some protective measures to help deflect the heat from your top. A heavy duty aluminum foil membrane must be attached to the underside of your top in these areas before installation. Most modern day appliances come with an insulating foil membrane for this purpose.
If you have two pieces that fit together, I.E. a 45 degree miter, it is recommended that a small bead of acid free silicone be applied to the top and bottom of the joints to insure a good seal between the two pieces.
If you have any questions at all concerning installing your top please don’t hesitate to call the shop!
Delivery time for your counter top is typically about 5-6 weeks from the time your order is placed (COVID 19 has delayed production a bit, so those lead times may be longer at the moment). An order is finalized and placed in production once we have received your deposit - 50% deposit. Sprague Woodworking utilizes UPS and Personal delivery to get your counter top safely to you. Your counter top should be inspected immediately and any damage noted should be reported immediately.