How to Build Cabinet Doors from Wood

How to Build Cabinet Doors from Wood

Building cabinet doors out of wood is a simple approach to save cash on rebuilding 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 likewise an exceptional approach to update cabinets that are strangely measured because you can slice the wood to the precise measurements.

  1. 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 down the middle to confirm the extent of your door panels.
  2. Select the sort of wood to use for your cabinet doors. Mahogany and oak are well known decisions for characteristic grain cabinets, however they may be more costly than a lighter wood like cedar or maple.
  3. Measure and reduce door panels from a 3/4-inch thick bit of wood, consistent with 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 assuming that you don't have entry to a force sander, yet it will take more drawn out. Use a coarse-grain paper for your starting sanding, and afterward head over the panels again with a fine grain.
  4. 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 cover provided that you incline toward a darker color. Let the second layer dry completely before taking care of the cabinet doors.
  5. Turn the door panels over and lay them confront down on the floor or a work seat. Set 2 hinges on the edge of every door panel and mark the spot with a pencil. The hinges ought to be placed approximately 4 inches from the top and bottom of the panel. Check the stamped areas with a level to determine the door panels will be straight when joined to the cabinets. Use an electric bore to make a minor pilot hole for every screw, and afterward use wood screws to connect the hinges.
  6. Flip the door panels once more over and set the door handles on the inverse edge from the hinges. 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.