The last three cabinet doors to install are the originals that I found used as shelves in the laundry room.
Here they are, stripped and in temporary place.
ProblemsUnfortunately two of the doors have significant damage and hack repairs.
Door 1: Missing chunk of breadboard
and chunk of beadboard/ breadboard at opposite corner.
Door 2: Missing corner and bad repair via metal bracket thing
The other end has the same
View from end.
I pried off the ends. These types of door are really a simple construction. They are stock beadboard with wood ends nailed on. It is probably why the joints failed in some of them.
The doors just fell apart at this point. I marked the pieces and set them aside.
The nails are quite long
The metal doo dads had been holding together a broken tongue and groove joint.
It fell into two pieces as I took the ends off.
Here you can see the two adjoining beadboard pieces with the broken tongue.
I ripped off the tongue and cut a new groove in each edge for a spline to hold the pieces together.
I thought about just making a patch but decided that this door needed a new piece.
I measured the original piece of damaged board.
Here is a bunch of my old growth stock of fir scraps that I use to match the grain.
I cut a new piece of to replace the damaged section and used the t-saw to cut a v-groove.
After ripping away the damaged piece I matched up the grain as much as possible. with my new piece.
I jointed and glued the pieces.
Above is the repaired piece after glue up.
Here is the piece in the context of the entire door.
I Heart Blue Tape
In the course of the repairs I ended up splintering a piece by picking it up incorrectly.
Blue tape to the rescue.
I mill and attach new breadboard ends.
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