Mud Room Cabinets and Countertop

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Project by PGreene posted 1523 days ago 3339 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently did a facelift on my mom’s mudroom cabinets. The 3rd pic is the original doors, drawer fronts and countertop. I built new doors and drawer fronts and replaced the laminate top with red oak. She wanted to keep the painted frames so we just painted them and the new stuff to match. The door frames and drawer fronts are made of poplar with a plywood panel on the doors. The paint was 2 coats of primer sprayed on then sanded with 400 grit to smooth out any imperfections. 3 coats of paint followed. Needless to say this has inspired an entire kitchen remodel.

-- Patrick

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#1 posted 1523 days ago


Your upgrade looks super. The paint job looks absolutely flawless. I’m sure your mother is pleased.

Thanks for posting.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#2 posted 1523 days ago

Boy that is an amazing upgrade!
The top looks awesome and the cabinets have a much cleaner, classic look to them.
Great job

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Dan Hux

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#3 posted 1523 days ago

very nice..How thick is the red oak top?

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#4 posted 1523 days ago

Nice job Pat.
I like the new doors much better and the paint job is top notch.
That top is great too.
I bet Mom is happy!

-- Having fun...Eric

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#5 posted 1523 days ago

Very nice!! It all looks great. Your mother must be very happy.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 1522 days ago

Nice job on the cabinets, Pat.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 1522 days ago

looks wonderful

-- Norman

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David- Johston, IA

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#8 posted 1521 days ago

Excellent work. I’m going to do a whole kitchen

This is great inspiration.

-- David from Johnston, IA - The four most expensive words in woodworking: "I can fix that..."

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#9 posted 1521 days ago

Dan – the top is only 3/4 thick with an added front lip of 5/4 to make it appear thicker.

-- Patrick

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