Matched finish replacement cabinet doors and drawer faces.

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Project by Paul Maurer posted 06-30-2015 04:28 AM 1246 views 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The veneer on particle board cabinet doors and drawer faces had taken a beating under the kitchen sink. The wear and tear, scratches and water had all but destroyed the finish and swollen the particle board in several places. I was originally asked to repair and refinish. My suggestion of replacing with solid wood doors was quickly accepted. Making them out of solid red oak was way easier than trying to fix the originals. The challenge of matching the finish was to be the difficult part either way. The red oak was filled with white oak floor fill. I was glad to have checked availability online as only one of the many orange big boxes had any on the shelf. Next was a white pickling stain tinted yellow. The the real fun began trying to match the color and saturation in the tint. After four tries a satisfactory match was achieved, but they were no longer 3/4 thick and a little out of shape. The fifth picture is of one of the failed tries. Once the tint was on three coats of poly and a coat of wax was applied.

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