Cabinet Doors

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Project by runngt posted 02-29-2008 08:34 PM 2545 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

present for my wonderful mother-in-law. My first try at any type of door ! turned out pretty good. Wish I had paid more attention to grain pattern on the recess though….

-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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#1 posted 02-29-2008 08:40 PM

Very nice! Especially for a first try.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-29-2008 10:33 PM

Yeah! From here they look good enough just to hang on the wall as art.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Grant Davis

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#3 posted 02-29-2008 10:36 PM

Very nice looking doors. If possible I would like to see the backs of them just for information purposes. You are giving me ideas for my kitchen re-do.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 03-01-2008 12:15 AM

I think they look pretty good as is. I agree with Charlie. They could easily be artwork.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-01-2008 04:15 AM

Good looking doors, Mother-in-law will be proud

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#6 posted 03-01-2008 05:10 AM

Great looking doors,take some pictures after you get them on the cabinets.Like to see the finish product.

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#7 posted 03-01-2008 05:41 AM

Thanks guys!

my mother-in-law went to tears when she saw them, so that was it for me I was hooked! if you can make someone so happy and touched they cry no words are necessary… know thinking back she could have been crying because she knew she was stuck putting them up in her bathroom when she didn’t like them and didn’t want to hurt my feelings… : )

Grant I will have to do that for you next time I head her way. I did not like the back though. The center recess is only 1/8 finished pine, recessed in 3/4” finished pine plywood (24/32 actual??) Then I just used a 3/4” recess trim…..there in lies the problem that showed not enough forethought on my part. the recess piece is actualy centered, sanded with router eased edges but is not flush to the door. I wish I had saw comming. actual sanded and finished interior of the door ended up looking better than I had hoped in the end. I will a pic for you though !

-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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#8 posted 03-01-2008 09:05 AM

The doors came out really nice. You probably are the only one that will ever notice the defects that you were referring to. I like the panel within a panel look.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 04-14-2008 07:05 PM

Your doors look great. You did a beautiful job on them. Job will done. Thanks for posting.

God bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 04-14-2008 07:16 PM

nice work.. Be proud for a first time.

-- making sawdust....

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#11 posted 05-15-2008 03:55 PM

that’s the purtiest plywood I’ve ever seen….did you leave them natural or end up painting or staining them ? We all learn from our mistakes so that we will be better next time !! Great job : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 09-22-2009 06:13 AM

Hey hey, this is nice. My problem is the time it takes to build doors. It has to be quick. How many doors did you do and how long did it take you? That and I’d love to know what cutters you used to make the recess trim.

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#13 posted 12-21-2009 09:46 AM

Got a question, what cutters did you use to make your panel cap?

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