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Forum topic by millssnell posted 12-29-2010 05:56 PM 881 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-29-2010 05:56 PM

I am working on building a cabinet for my sister in law to replace a particle board one that fell on her washer and dryer after the screws came loose from the particle board. I have factored up the cost of all the supplies, but I am stumped on what to do for the cabinet doors.

I am a college student and don’t have the tools, knowledge or time to make cabinet doors. I am wondering what my best option is? What websites are best? I need 4 doors that are around 15×28.

Thanks for any help.

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#1 posted 12-29-2010 06:08 PM

3/4” plywood, iron-on birch edging, poly, hinges, knob. You can buy all of these at hardware or “home” store, even the plywood can be bought in 2’x2’ or 2’x4’ pieces and they can cut these on their panel saw. Ask them to cut slowly to minimize tearout.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#2 posted 12-29-2010 06:34 PM

Do a search for “Cabinet Doors” and you should find any number of suppliers. Most of them are quite reasonable, and will help you with your order.

Your biggest problems will be making your cabinet square, and sizing your doors.

If you’re using overlay doors on a faceframe cabinet, you can get away with being a little “off”. If you want inset doors, you gotta be dead-on.

I would recommend that you make the cabinet before ordering the doors. That lets you be absolutely certain of the sizes you need before you place the order.

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#3 posted 12-29-2010 08:56 PM

If you go to the workshop section of this site, you can find LJs in your area. I’m sure there are members like myself, that would be happy to help. I’m building a set of cabinets now for a neighbor to add to his kitchen. If you buy the materials, one of them might be interested to help.

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