Faux Raised Panel Cabinet door redo

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Project by MyFathersSon posted 09-02-2010 08:04 AM 18316 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a client who had typical flat panel doors and wanted some thing with a little more style. They wanted raised panels to mimic the style of some of their internal doors. BUT – they didnt want to go with all new doors from scratch – and they didnt want to go with the usual routing the pattern into the door.
So—I got some 3/8” plywood and cut some fake rails, stiles and panels complete with mitered corners.
Not having a cove bit handy I edged everything with the rounded portion of an ogee bit.
Glued and bradded these pieces to the front of the existing doors.
Yeah—I thought it sounded a little strange too – but – that is what they wanted.
And – a few coats of paint and some new hardware later—- have to admit—it didnt look too shabby.
Customer was happy anyway – and that’s what counts.

Biggest issue I had was with an ‘innovative’ new product – paint/primer mixed that proved very difficult to apply and took over a week to get past being tacky.

-- Those who insist it can't be done - should politely refrain from interrupting those who are doing it.

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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 09-02-2010 11:59 AM

looks great, I’ve had that problem with that kind of paint/primer in one. Takes way to long to dry out for me.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 09-02-2010 01:08 PM

The only time I’ve used the p/p , it took two coats to look anywhere near acceptable. The customer bought it, so I don’t know how much it cost, but I’m guessing it was more than Kilz and Sherwin-Williams. All things considered, I’ll stick with what works for me.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#3 posted 09-02-2010 02:48 PM

Good job on this.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#4 posted 09-02-2010 03:14 PM

Great work and it really upgrades the look of the kitchen. No wasted doors either!

-- Russ

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#5 posted 09-02-2010 04:49 PM

I would have never thought of it, but it looks great.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 09-02-2010 05:11 PM

That looks really good. Never woulda thought of that. Very clever.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 09-02-2010 05:39 PM

That is a real nice looking job. I’ll bet they really like it,too. Thanls for sharing!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 09-03-2010 05:19 AM

Amazing transformation!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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