Quick Approaches of Northern Prairie Cabinets

The veneer is cut to match every surface of the cabinet during this process. You may be thinking, “This is already getting complicated,” but don’t worry, this is a do-it-yourself project. You’ll need new cabinet doors regardless of whether you paint or stain them. Custom cabinet doors are typically beyond the reach of most do-it-yourselves and well beyond the scope of this post. But don’t be discouraged; many people have made their own cabinet doors. Keep in mind, though, that it will require a number of specialised tools and equipment, as well as a sufficient supply of hardwood lumber. Quality custom cabinet doors are now more affordable for the do-it-yourself. There are several custom cabinet door companies out there, but I’ve included a link below to a resource that has the best quality, price, and range of cabinet doors and refacing materials that I’ve found so far.Learn more at Northern Prairie Cabinets.

A sacrificial sheet of plywood or mad should be used as a cutting surface. Always try to be as precise as possible when cutting for the face frame parts of your cabinets so you don’t have to trim the veneer when it’s put on the cabinets. It’s perfect if it’s a 1/32″ over and you have to fine tune it with a block plane or a sanding block, but any more than that and you’ll have to try to cut it flush, which can trigger issues, so precision is essential here. Once you’ve finished covering all of the cabinet face frames and ends, you can begin installing your new cabinet doors.

After you’ve unpacked your new replacement cabinet doors, you can either hang them on the cabinet or paint or stain them off the cabinet cases, which I suggest. This ensures the best possible coverage and a professional appearance.