Updating kitchen cabinets yourself
But something that worried me about their tutorials was using 1/4″ plywood.If you have ever used cheap plywood before you would know that it splinters easy and there can be gaps in the sides of the wood ().He told me it would take a LOT of prep work to get the type of finish I wanted and that we should look for a different/better product, maybe MDF. because of what water does to it plus I have never used it before. He also told me he had another person in the store just the other day looking at doing a plank wall out of plywood and he voiced the same concern about using a better product to get a better finish without all the extra work.He had me SOLD, so I had him cut the 4’x8′ sheet of 1/4″ MDF, Before I could add the trim to the doors I needed to prep the doors so they were ready for paint.I decided to strip all the old paint off my cabinet doors because they were not painted very well before But if that is not your case here are some great tutorials on prepping cabinets to paint, from Young House Love and from Cherished Bliss.
And guess what, he had the same concerns I did about using plywood.You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA's Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices.To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA's App Choices app here.Then I placed the cabinet door right side down on top of the strip. Once both sides pieces are attached now we could add the inside trim pieces.I moved the strip to be flush with one of the longer sides of the cabinet door, took my pencil and marked where the end of the door would be on the MDF strip. I also placed an “H” on the MDF strip that would be on the side with a handle, this helped me remember what strip went where.) to check the fit. Take the MDF strips off the cabinet door and place them right next to the side they will be installed to, placing them right side down. To do this, I took the MDF strip and placed the edge against the newly added trim piece.