|Forum topic by End_Grain||posted 12-16-2009 02:23 AM||6892 views||1 time favorited||4 replies|
12-16-2009 02:23 AM
There is no reason to install new kitchen cabinets. While our cabinets are surely ugly as sin, they are as stout as a mule. The cabinets are finished, albeit very poorly. The grain of the exterior plywood can be felt and seen. The facing wood is finished with a smooth high gloss. I thought it would be a matter of degreasing the cabinets, correcting surface defects, removing the finish with 80 grit and installing the veneer. But with the inability to use a press or even easily use clamps on the exterior sides, I’m having a hard time figuring this out. Contact cement seems ideal but can not be used on raw wood veneer. I know someone has done this successfully already. If you could share your tips and technique I sure would appreciate it.
Thanks in advance
-- My greatest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I bought it for.