Our Process.

It starts with a committment to the environment.

At JK Creative Wood, our process starts with practicing a zero-waste mentality. We take pride in the fact that all of our waste products are recycled and repurposed into fuel. All paper and cardboard products we recieve or send are reused or recycled. All wood is purchased from kilns that practice ethical and sustainable forms of reforestation.

Our Finish
Here are some advantages of our trusted finish:
  • Excellent clarity
  • UV absorber added to insure good resistance to yellowing
  • High Build – 35% volume solids
  • Meets the Federal HAPS* standard for wood finishes
  • Meets the test requirements of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA)
  • Good “hang” on vertical surfaces
  • Excellent toughness and mar resistance
  • Excellent moisture resistance
  • Excellent resistance to household chemicals
  • Excellent cold check resistance
  • Ideal for kitchen cabinets, vanities, chairs, office furniture, and a wide range of interior wood products
  • Free of lead hazards as packaged in compliance with Consumer Product
    Safety Commission’s (CPSC) 16 CFR Chapter II: Subchapter B, part 1303.

Our wood items recieve 18 hours air dry, at 2 psi at 77F in direct contact with 8 oz. duck cloth. Household Chemicals Test Panels are aged 30 days at 77F, 5 drops of each item are placed under a watch glass for one hour. Filmis rinsed with water, washed with warm water and soap, dried, and wiped with VM&P Naphtha to remove items not removed with water.

Here’s how it performs under industry testing:

  • Cold check resistance: 20 cycles
  • Print resistance: no print

We use these chemicals in our process, none of which have any visual effect: Household Ammonia Vinegar, Lipstick, Lemon Juice, 50% Ethyl Alcohol, Mercurochrome 2%, Red Ink , Washable Blue Ink, Mustard, Oil Base Paint, Latex Emulsion Paint, VM&P Naphtha, Turpentine, Orange Crayon, Carbon Tetrachloride, Mayonnaise, 10% Sodium Carbonate, Sour Milk, Margarine, Butter, Water, Cooking fat.

How to apply mineral oil

1. Make sure the board is clean, you can accomplish this with a damp cloth/rag, wiping/scrubbing the surface

2. Place a quarter sized drop onto the surface of the board, you will need
enough to gloss the entire board, both sides, and edges

3. With a clean hand, rub the oil into the wood grain, a circular motion works best

4. Let the board sit for 12-24 hours

5. Re-apply a second coat, then let it sit for 12-24 hours

6. Wipe off any excess oil with a clean rag

Tips for Trivets and Cutting Boards

1. Cutting boards and trivets need to be reconditioned a few times a year

2. Depending on use, you may need to apply mineral oil once a month

3. When the wood looks dry, after several weeks of use, it’s time to apply more mineral oil