Painted Maple Laundry Cabinets

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Project by John posted 1169 days ago 1894 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These cabinets replaced a shelf in the laundry room. The boss said she didn’t need cabinets there but now she says “I love my cabinets”. I did another job and the doors were the same design, so I just made them all at the same time. Frameless panel construction in prefinished maple for the case, painted maple with MDF flat panels for the doors with Blum concealed hinges.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#1 posted 1168 days ago

Nice looking cabinets.

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#2 posted 1168 days ago

curiosity: why did you use maple if it was being painted? other than that, awesome!

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#3 posted 1168 days ago

Mark, I used the maple rather than the usual poplar for painted cabinets because I had a small amount of low quality maple around and no poplar. The poplar I’ve been using was all s4s from the local lumber yard and not always perfectly flat and straight. The maple was rough and I have the capability to joint it and plane it accurately. Plus the maple is much harder and more durable that the poplar. Poplar will dent where maple will not. I need to get a supply of rough poplar in. I seems that I have a lot of call for painted face frame cabinets and framless cabinets with painted doors. If I could get some lower quality maple for not much more that poplar, I would get that to use instead of the poplar.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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