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Making doors for kitchen cabinets

You can update your kitchen easily and practically penniless, if you learn how to make doors for the cupboards. It is much less complicated to replace them all. You need to change details simple as finishing wood, paint, handles and knobs to get the kitchen of your dreams.

Instructions

  1. Choose the type of wood you prefer to make cabinet doors. Some of the most commonly used are red and white oak, maple, birch and knotty pine. Choose a cut along that better resist changes in temperature and seasonal and will not swell or shrink. Make sure that all cuts are equal to avoid an uneven appearance. A less expensive option is the plywood or wooden paneling, if you plan to paint. You must ensure that the thickness of the wood you choose measure 3/4 inch (1.80 cm). You’ll get at the local lumberyard or you can buy hardwood in store household items.
  2. Measure openings cupboards which will add to the doors; if there is any greater than 16 inches (40 cm) by 18 inches (46 cm) it would be a good idea putting on two doors.
  3. Decide what style you are going to prepare doors. The two most common styles are flat panel or raised panel. The flat panels are easier to make. They are prepared from hardwood structure with a panel of 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) to match the wood varnish.
  4. Sierra desired width tables. Most styles have a width of 2 inches (5 cm) by 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) which is the most attractive. It also makes it easy to calculate how much wood you will need. Set the table saw to cut 2 inches (5 cm) and saw all the pieces once. Add 1 inch (2.5 cm) of extra length. Cut crosswise into desired length. Sierra’s two-piece, if you make a mistake.
  5. Calculate the length and width of the panels subtracting 3 1/4 inches (9 cm) the total length of the door to keep the length of the panel, then follows 3 1/4 inches (9 cm) the width of the door to keep the width of the panel. Cut the pieces with the table saw.
  6. Sandpaper parts and applies the dye or paint before assembly. Use a wad of 120-grit sandpaper or an orbital sander. Be careful not to sand through the veneer of plywood. Apply the finish you like and let dry completely.
  7. Assemble the doors. Add the hinges, knobs or handles to have a more attractive appearance.
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