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Project by awsum55 posted 01-04-2017 06:26 PM 548 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My kitchen had oak raised panel overlay doors and drawers and I wanted everything flush mounted to look like craftsman style. I cut sections out of the rails and the doors and repaired all the spots on the doors where the hinges and the door pulls were. Then I flipped the doors around so the raised panels would now be on the inside and the flat panels would now be the outside. I trimmed the doors to fit flush and installed them with updated hinges and pulls. We then installed subway style marble backsplash and a granite countertop. Our kitchen is more to our taste and also a lot brighter.





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aMileHi

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#1 posted 01-04-2017 07:00 PM

that came out great, good call on the wallpaper too :)

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ohwoodeye

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#2 posted 01-04-2017 08:00 PM

Like night and day…........nice job.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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01ntrain

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#3 posted 01-04-2017 09:26 PM

That’s a damn good idea, I’m looking to try it on my older cabinets.

My question is this: were the old door hinges the flush-mount style or were they an actual drilled hinge?

Mine are 32mm drilled hinges. I guess I could fill them since they will be paint-grade, but wonder if it’s practical.

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MadeinMT

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#4 posted 01-04-2017 10:09 PM

Great idea and it looks really good.

-- Ron, Montana

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#5 posted 01-05-2017 12:54 AM

genius!

-- Greg Simon

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awsum55

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#6 posted 01-05-2017 01:16 AM



That s a damn good idea, I m looking to try it on my older cabinets.

My question is this: were the old door hinges the flush-mount style or were they an actual drilled hinge?

Mine are 32mm drilled hinges. I guess I could fill them since they will be paint-grade, but wonder if it s practical.

- 01ntrain

The hinges were the blade type that left a slot in the rails and the doors. I used a router to remove sections on the doors and just cut out sections of the rails to make the repairs.

This is the type hinges I had.

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cabmaker

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#7 posted 01-05-2017 01:22 AM


That s a damn good idea, I m looking to try it on my older cabinets.

My question is this: were the old door hinges the flush-mount style or were they an actual drilled hinge?

Mine are 32mm drilled hinges. I guess I could fill them since they will be paint-grade, but wonder if it s practical.

- 01ntrain

The hinges were the blade type that left a slot in the rails and the doors. I used a router to remove sections on the doors and just cut out sections of the rails to make the repairs.

This is the type hinges I had.

- awsum55

those are DEMOUNTABLE HINGES

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MC

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#8 posted 01-05-2017 01:57 AM

Very nice work and reuse of the oldoor cabinets.

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#9 posted 01-05-2017 10:34 AM

You did a nice job on this renovation. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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kocgolf

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#10 posted 01-05-2017 12:51 PM

That is brilliant. I did a conversion on some cabinets exactly like that in a mudroom when I made a locker/bench area, but I never thought of flipping the doors and trimming. I remade the doors and didn’t flush mount, just overlayed again. That is awesome stuff. Turned out so nice! What an excellent material and cost saving idea.

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david38

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#11 posted 01-05-2017 04:19 PM

great idea

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Hi_C

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#12 posted 01-05-2017 08:52 PM

Great job! I’m assuming those are oak cabinets. We have some that look identical to yours. We want to paint ours white but I’ve heard that it’s hard to keep the oak grain from showing through. What steps and products did you use to get yours to look so nice? Thanks.

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awsum55

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#13 posted 01-07-2017 01:51 AM

I actually tried not to cover the grain. I wanted it to still look like painted oak, not like MDF. I used primer and did a quick sanding and then used a 2” brush to paint everything (actually my wife did all the painting).

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Calmudgeon

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#14 posted 01-07-2017 02:32 PM

That’s a clever re-think. There are thousands of classic 80s golden oak kitchens that could benefit from this kind of update, and in most cases there would only be a few screw holes to fill.

I agree with you on not trying to obscure the grain when painting out oak.

One question: I’m assuming you had to move back all the drawer slides so that the drawer fronts could be inset?

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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Calmudgeon

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#15 posted 01-07-2017 02:45 PM


That s a damn good idea, I m looking to try it on my older cabinets.

My question is this: were the old door hinges the flush-mount style or were they an actual drilled hinge?

Mine are 32mm drilled hinges. I guess I could fill them since they will be paint-grade, but wonder if it s practical.

- 01ntrain

The hinges were the blade type that left a slot in the rails and the doors. I used a router to remove sections on the doors and just cut out sections of the rails to make the repairs.

This is the type hinges I had.

- awsum55

those are DEMOUNTABLE HINGES

- cabmaker

@cabmaker, I’m not entirely sure I see your [all caps] point. All @awsum55 is saying is that he had to route/reform the hinge recesses to a a regular shape so that he could fill them in.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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