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Opinions on Material Selection for Painted Cabinets, Please

06-29-2017 04:57 PM by PPK | 19 comments »

Backstory:I’ve got a couple who wants some built-ins. They originally had me quote their work, decided to go with another cheaper contractor, ended up with a disaster, and now are turning to me to re-do it (the right way). They want white painted cabinets. I hatepainted cabinets… but the customer wants what they want. THey also don’t really like any grain showing through the paint. So, my question is: what wood(s) should I use? In the past, I’ve used birch plywood, and poplar for the face frames & doors. This is economical, easy to work with, readily available in my part of the world, and paints well. However, I do know that Birch is a little bit open gr...

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