|Project by TheQueTip||posted 07-24-2009 04:21 AM||25723 views||7 times favorited||16 comments|
Finished this project this last March. The wife wanted the builder’s stock red oak kitchen cabinets replaced in the kitchen while we were doing some other kitchen renovation projects. Rebuilt all the door and drawers (25 doors and 11 drawers) from soft maple.
Because she would not let me tear up the kitchen :-) , I reluctantly chose to veneer the cabinet carcasses instead of rebuild them. I did some upfront research to understand the technicques and tools necessary to veneer and feel pretty good that it is a lasting installation. The big panels (i.e., sides of island and cabinets) were wrapped with 1/8” maple paneling. I was lucky to get sheets that matched pretty good with the maple FAS purchased.
The finish was accomplished with a “thorough sanding” of all the maple to close the pours and reduce blotching, a single coat of sanding sealer and a ‘rubbed out’ light maple stain (because the FAS maple had some disisimaliar colors, the maple stain allowed me to blend in the deltas between wood tones.) and then four coats of poly.
I was amased of how much the glass shops thought of their ethed glass (if I am going to pay that much for a linear foot of something, it better be made of wood :-) Instead of giving in to the robbery, I purchased 1/4” clear and then put on film to simulate the etching look.
-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.