|Forum topic by PABill||posted 03-31-2010 12:35 AM||618 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
03-31-2010 12:35 AM
Hi – New here, my first post.
I have a question about finishing or veneering my kitchen cabinets. the cabinets are about 25 tears old and are made of solid Oak. I’ve decided to replace the doors with one’s I have begun to build. I got a great deal on several 2” thick slabs of 50 year old, just about clear, Red Oak. Most of the doors are complete already.
Here’s the problem. I removed the finish and stain from one of the existing doors and was surprised to find White Oak, not Red. I had hoped to just clear coat the doors and cabinits (after stripping) and leave it looking natural. Not a good match White Cabinets and Red doors.
Is there anything I can use to get the White Qak cabinets to match the Red Oak doors in color? If not, my second choice is to veneer over the cabinets with red oak. What type of veneer would work best in a kitchen environment? I’ve seen self-adhering, paper-backed or wood-backed veneers. I assume contact cement, similar to what is used for laminates is the way to go. Never done this before, but I’m very handy and ready to tackle it. Any advise is welcome.