Most slab doors are made of plywood.
Can i make my own kitchen cabinet doors.
Divide the job into these six simple steps.
1 from 3 4 2 blanks cut two stiles to the door height a drawing above.
There are two basic types of cabinet doors slab and flat panel most often chosen.
How to make kitchen cabinet doors cabinet door supplies 3 4 inch cabinet grade pine plywood for the door 1 x 2 inch select pine trim wood glue we use elmers 1 inch brad nails to hold in place while drying table saw power saw and miter saw you can rent these for a day or buy them and remodel your whole house getting started.
Second make your cleats thick enough so that the slides will clear the cabinet door hinges.
4 upper cabinet doors 1 lower cabinet door and 4 window seat doors.
If you prefer the look of shaker or recessed panel doors you can forgo the decorative trim and just use flat thin pieces of wood like a wide thin lattice and attach it around the edges of the face of the door to look like shaker doors.
It s a good idea to make your doors 1 8 in.
Kreg track horses optional.
Extra tall so you can trim their ends after gluing.
Well except for that 20 jig.
Make a list of the parts of your diy shaker cabinet doors before you begin.
I needed to make 9 cabinet doors.
For each one you ll need two stiles the vertical parts two rails the horizontal parts and one panel.
Cut 2 rails the width of the cabinet doors minus 2x the width of the boards 1 3 boards are typically 2 1 2 but it is always a good idea to double check.
Or of course you can get as creative as you want.
If you have put off learning to make cabinet doors these easy to cut stub tenon and groove joints will help you overcome your door horror.
Make these doable doors on your tablesaw.
Cut 2 stiles the height of the cabinet doors.
Birch purebond plywood full sheets are best but 2 8 2 4 or 4 4 sheets would work as well circular saw.
Even if you are a beginner woodworker you can make your own cabinet doors.
We re used and installed the cabinet shelves from our kitchen makeover but we had to make new cabinet doors so they would match throughout the office.
To save money i bought a 4 x 8 foot sheet of mdf board from lowe s for approximately.
Cut the 1 3 boards according to the sizes you need with the following formula.
You should consider the need for speed of construction durability ease of cleanup and maintenance step 2 pick the correct material to fit your doors.
Step 1 choose which door to make.
Place a plywood spacer between the drawer members as you screw them to the panel.
Figuring the length of the stiles is easy.
Screw the cabinet members to cleats.
Use mdf medium density fiberboard on a painted or a covered surface for a wood grain look 1 x research sourcestep 3 use solid wood for a door when you make a panel door.
Replacing cabinet doors will give your room an instant facelift.
Plywood to make my cleats.
Whether you are remodeling a kitchen bathroom laundry room or any room with built in cabinets you can build your own cabinet doors to make your space look like new again.