In the meantime, we’ve made some changes to make this space work better, like moving the fridge to where an exterior door once was and putting in a new cabinet for trash and recycling storage.
But all these shiny new things made the rest of the kitchen more drab than ever.
Who loves the look of the classic shaker style cabinet doors? But I could not bring myself to rip out these solid wood cabinets, plus I did not want to spend the money on new ones.
A year ago we were talking about what to do with our kitchen cabinets because they were dated.
If you have ever used cheap plywood before you would know that it splinters easy and there can be gaps in the sides of the wood ().
Meaning there would be some prep work to the plywood before it would be ready to add to the cabinet doors.
With the liquid nails, apply a small bead in a zig-zag pattern along the MDF strip, making sure to stay 1/2″ away from all sides. After cutting the strips, take them back to the cabinet door and see how they fit.
Your goal is to have this piece fit perfectly with very little gap.At this point, our cabinets doors are all ready for some paint and primer, this post to come! Let me give you the cost breakdown of this project without the paint.In our future renovation, this wall of cabinets will be taken out and an island put in its place.I moved the strip to be flush with one of the longer sides of the cabinet door, took my pencil and marked where the end of the door would be on the MDF strip. I also placed an “H” on the MDF strip that would be on the side with a handle, this helped me remember what strip went where. Take the MDF strips off the cabinet door and place them right next to side they will be installed to, placing them right side down. To do this, I took the MDF strip and placed the edge against the newly added trim piece.Then I took the boards to the miter saw and cut right next to the line. Then take a dry cloth and wipe both MDF strips and cabinet door, this will remove dust to help the liquid nails adhere. Move along the same side and place more nails, making sure everything is flush as you go. Then taking a pencil, I marked the strip right about the other trim piece ( Which I normally did with every piece.