Building cabinet doors out of wood is a simple approach to save cash on redesigning your kitchen or bathroom. You can paint these custom cabinet doors with any sort of paint or wood stain to match your existing color plan. Building your own doors is additionally a great approach to overhaul cabinets that are strangely measured because you can slice the wood to the accurate measurements.
- Measure every cabinet that will require a door, going from the inside edge on one side to the inside edge of the other side. Add no less than 1/2 inch to each of your measurements to determine the wooden doors will cover the edge of the cabinets. You will make 2 doors to cover every cabinet opening, so cut your width measurements into equal parts to confirm the measure of your door panels.
- Select the sort of wood to use for your cabinet doors. Mahogany and oak are ubiquitous decisions for characteristic grain cabinets, yet they may be more costly than a lighter wood like cedar or maple.
- Measure and curtail door panels from a 3/4-inch thick bit of wood, as per your measurements in Step 1. Use a force sander to smooth both sides of the door panels. You can additionally sand the panels by hand with sandpaper provided that you don’t have entry to a force sander, yet it will take more drawn out. Use a coarse-grain paper for your introductory sanding, and after that head over the panels again with a fine grain.
- Use a paint brush to apply a covering of wood stain or paint. Provided that you are making regular grain cabinet doors, apply a clear waterproof sealant to safeguard the wood while as of now permitting the grain to show through. Let the door panels dry overnight and apply an alternate layer assuming that you incline toward a darker color. Let the second cover dry completely before taking care of the cabinet doors.
- Turn the door panels over and lay them confront down on the floor or a work seat. Set 2 relies on the edge of every door panel and mark the spot with a pencil. The pivots ought to be placed approximately 4 inches from the top and bottom of the panel. Check the checked areas with a level to verify the door panels will be straight when connected to the cabinets. Use an electric penetrate to make a modest pilot hole for every screw, then afterward use wood screws to append the pivots.
- Flip the door panels over and set the door handles on the inverse edge from the pivots. Measure your handle placement to determine the separation from the handle to the edge of the door panel is the same for both doors. Mark the handle areas in pencil, drill the screw holes, and connect the handles with the screws that accompanied the hardware.