Effective April 2022, Elbin has standardized on the Howard products listed below for finishes on the products he makes. Using the Howard products listed, shortens the manufacturing time and lead time. It also allows for a customer to find the Howard conditioners either on the Elbin Art website or at many local home improvement stores enabling them to maintain the wood previously conditioned with these products during the manufacturing process. The finishes used are dependent on the product made as well as the wood it is made from. Items made prior to April 2022, will have had different type of finishes as well as manufacturers than the ones listed below depending on the product. Products used prior to April 2022 may have been one or more of the following: Tried and True Polymerized Linseed Oil Varnish Java Stain, Tried and True Traditionnel Polymerized Linseed Oil/Beewax, Tried and True Danish Oil Polymerized Linseed Oil, Tried and/or True Polymerized Linseed Oil/natural pine resin. Products such as barrel staves may also have had ZINSSER Bulls Eye Shellac Spray and/or Polyurethene in addition to the Tried and True Java stain. There may be occasions where new products will have the above listed finishes however that will be based on a customer's specific request or a specific custom made product. If you have an Elbin Art product made and/or purchased prior to April 2022 and have a question regarding the finish it may have, contact Elbin@ElbinArt.com. Some products manufactured prior to April 2022 may have been stained, or not stained or with a different final coat type of product dependent on the product or when it was made. If your product was made prior to April 2022 and it needs to be refinished, please do not try to refinish it yourself or fix the finish yourself. Contact Elbin@ElbinArt.com regarding Elbin Art refinishing service(s) on Elbin Art products. If you are not sure when the product was manufactured and want to know what kind of finish your Elbin Art Product has, please contact Elbin@ElbinArt.com.
If you do not see an Elbin Art Finish Code on your product by the Elbin Art Logo then it was made prior to April 2022. The Elbin Art Finish Code would be under the type of wood the product is made from. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not have this code shown and do not try to refinish or condition the product yourself without first contacting Elbin Art.
Howard Cutting Board Oil,
All Elbin Art Products manufactured after April 2022 will have the wood first "oiled / seasoned" with Howard Cutting Board Oil. This product is not to be used on Elbin Art products manufactured prior to April 2022. Contact Elbin Art for finishing repair/recommendations on products manufactured prior to April 2022.
Howard Cutting Board Oil is made with clear, odorless, pure food-grade mineral oil. The penetrating quality of food-grade mineral oil brings out the depth of grain in wood and helps prevent drying and cracking. Cutting Board Oil is perfect for the initial “oiling” or “seasoning” of the Elbin Art products. The mineral oil exceeds U.S. FDA requirements for food contact surfaces and is safe for all food preparation surfaces. The mineral oil used in Cutting Board Oil is from virgin mineral oils and has no contact with nuts, gluten or other potentially allergenic materials either in production, storage, or transport.
Howard Butcher Block Conditioner
All Elbin Art Glass Caddies, Bottle/Glass Caddies, all Olive Wood products (with the exception of Olive Wood Key/Coat Racks) manufactured after April 2022 will be conditioned with the Howard Butcher Block Conditioner as a final finishing step. This product is not to be used on Elbin Art products manufactured prior to April 2022. Contact Elbin Art for finishing repair/recommendations on products manufactured prior to April 2022.
The penetrating quality of food-grade mineral oil along with the water-resistant traits of beeswax and carnauba wax helps to rejuvenate the wood and prevent drying. Safe for all wood surfaces that come in contact with food, including: butcher block countertops, cutting boards, wooden bowls, and utensils. Contains food-grade mineral oil stabilized with Vitamin E.
For Elbin Art products like Key/Coat Racks manufactured after April 2022 will be conditioned with the Howard Feed-N-Wax as a final finishing step. This product is not to be used on Elbin Art products manufactured prior to April 2022. Contact Elbin Art for finishing repair/recommendations on products manufactured prior to April 2022. This product is not to be used on Elbin Art products like bottle/glass caddies, glass caddies, cheese boards, cheese slicers, cheese knifes, etc as it is not intended for food-prep surfaces.
Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish & Conditioner is ideal for enhancing the natural depth of grain while providing added protection and luster to the key/coat racks. Feed-N-Wax helps introduce conditioning oils that “feed” the wood while providing a protective coating of beeswax and carnauba wax. This unique blend of beeswax, carnauba wax, orange oil, and other beneficial ingredients help preserve and keep the wood from drying out, fading, or even cracking. Feed-N-Wax should be used whenever the wood of the key/coat rack starts to look faded or dry, usually every month or so. Contains no silicone or linseed oils. Not intended for food-prep surfaces.
When glue is necessary on a product, Elbin Art uses Titebond III Ultimate Wood glue which is non-toxic and also FDA approved for indirect food contact.
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Please note that Elbin Art DOES NOT produce or sell alcohol. Bottles shown with products are for display purposes ONLY. Elbin Art only sells and ships products within the US. Must be over 21 to order products made with reclaimed wine/whiskey barrel staves and/or products that carry wine/whiskey bottles and/or glasses.
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Not all products are listed/shown on ElbinArt.com either because it hasn't been listed yet, has recently been updated or is out of stock. Did you see a product in the Elbin Art booth at an event but don't see it in the store and looking to purchase it? Send an email to Elbin@ElbinArt.com with details of what you are looking for and Elbin will respond to you with pricing and details if it is still available.