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. Templating appointments occur after an order is placed and are scheduled about 4 weeks prior to the delivery date of the countertop. The delivery/ship date fluctuates, depending on the work load at the time of your order. (Currently our lead times are stretching out 12 weeks --- That is due to a large increase in orders over the last several months, some supply chain issues and unforeseen customer project delays out of our control). Our normal lead times are around 8 weeks (when templates are required). 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.
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!
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.