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Reclaimed Cabinet Doors - What to do.... What to do...

by jordanp
posted 08-01-2013 07:46 PM


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 08-01-2013 07:50 PM

Ash = hard as rocks.

You should be able to salvage the stiles and the rails. Id run them through the tablesaw and cut em off. You should be left with some smaller pieces. You could also cut the bevel out of the panel and salvage those pieces as well.

Hinges and pulls can be saved for future projects or you could scrap the brass. It fetches a decent price at the scrap yard.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 08-01-2013 08:29 PM

Yea I was thinking about scraping those hinges, but i really hate doing that.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#3 posted 08-02-2013 01:01 AM

Its a lot of work to do all that for a small amount of usable wood. I would recommend trying to figure out what your doing with the wood before you spend the time to cut it all up.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#4 posted 08-02-2013 02:49 AM

I had the same problem, someone gave me 1900 brand new cabinet doors. That’s right 1900! They were never used and didn’t even have the holes drilled in them for the hinges. I ended up cutting for lumber-the raised panel ones will yield you some good lumber.

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#5 posted 08-02-2013 02:54 AM

I cut up one of the larger ones to test it out and got a piece that was about 8” x 15×3/4”

How many TS blades did you burn through resawing?

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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489tad

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#6 posted 08-02-2013 05:13 AM

When we did our kitchen over I cut up the stiles and rails and ended up with some nice maple. The panels were mdf with a paper that looked like wood.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 08-02-2013 01:17 PM

I used a new cabinet door for a scrollsaw plaque that then appeared already framed.

-- Kepy

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#8 posted 08-02-2013 03:49 PM

Thats a Great idea Kepy, I might have tune up my scroll saw and give that a try

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#9 posted 08-02-2013 03:58 PM

Nice Haul Jordan, needs some work but will make a nice set of lumber for quite a few projects.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#10 posted 08-02-2013 10:37 PM

Thanks daddyz.
I’m pretty sure it’s ash now, I’ve been looking at a lot of pictures of ash end grain and long grain patterns and it looks dead on

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#11 posted 08-02-2013 10:38 PM

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#12 posted 08-02-2013 10:49 PM

It appears you may have started scrapping them, but I was thinking starting from what they could be used for as panels? A chest, or trunk, paneled bench. Then start pairing them down.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#13 posted 08-02-2013 11:55 PM

I’ve only cut and sanded down 1 of them..
I will probably cut down 3/4 of them this weekend and save some
full doors in case I need them for something in the future.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#14 posted 08-03-2013 12:07 AM

+1 for 489tad a lot of doors cabinet and/or entry are veneer.

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#15 posted 08-03-2013 12:59 AM

jordanp, I had to buy one TS blade and 1 BS blade. Cost me 50 dollars total. Mine ended up being all white oak

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#16 posted 08-03-2013 01:05 AM

Ash planes come to mind.

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#17 posted 08-03-2013 01:33 AM

Waho I actually have a glue up in the clamps now 3/4” ash then 1/4” red oak then another 3/4” ash should make a nice foundation for a krenov style plane

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#18 posted 08-03-2013 01:53 AM

+1 for 489tad a lot of doors cabinet and/or entry are veneer.

True but crown panels, or raised panels rarely are veneer. He has a lot of solid wood there. Ash was very popular in Cen Tex in the 80’s, as was that style of hinge and door.

edit +1 on scraping the hinges.. our shop currently makes about 3 kegs of beer a year off of saving old hardware for scrap. we call it the watermelon bucket. ask and I will elaborate. PM me Jordan if you want to know the easy place to go. There are other options to make money off those hinges as well, or at least feel good. namely the habitat re-store.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#19 posted 08-03-2013 02:59 AM

Cool thanks for the info Joey, and yes all of these are solid ash mortise and tenon cabinet doors very well made they should yield a lot of good small stock

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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