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#1 posted 04-09-2021 12:44 AM

I ve got a friend who is the finest cabinet maker in my area. I trust his advice and I ve seen his results.

1st- Are you doing natural wood or painted?
2nd- Raised panel or flat.

My friend prefers Beech for raised panel painted and just about any other painted cabinets. Why? it s cost effective, super easy to work with and holds paint extremely well.

I don t care for any sort of painted anything. But I do enjoy using beech. It s a much under appreciated wood.

For natural wood, don t stain, get the real thing. The real thing is way better that a fake stain job.

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It sound to me like he is doing Solid wood Slab Doors. Risky business if you asked me. Risky meaning getting a whole kitchen done without at least some doors warping. In the past there have been a lot of discussions on the WoodWeb cabinet making forum on Solid wood Slab doors. Many refuse to make them or won’t warranty them against warping.

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