I`m in the process of designing my new kitchen project..
the house we bought has a solid oak kitchen cabinets.. doors are solid oak with a v-groove every 4 inches or so (on the height).
solid face frames with regular cabinet boxes.. .they are in real good shape so I want to salvage them
we will be painting the cabinets
in order to fit the new design I want to the doors to go all the way to the ceiling..
I can extend the box no problem and add another frame to get to the ceiling..
now the door is where I`m trying to figure out the best course of action
here`s my idea…tell me if I’m nuts…
The doors need to be about 10 inches higher than they are right now
I plan to laminate some oak boards to the width of the doors.
cut a 10 inc section and cut a dado on the lower edge.
cut a matching dado on the door panel (top edge). stick plywood spline (or hardwood if it`s better) in the matching dados. glue and clamp.
once dry, run the new panels in the planner just to remove a shaving to make sure both surface are exactly on the same plane
with my router run the v groove over on the entire panel
sand, paint and voila…new door panel that reaches ceiling…
do this for all 10 doors and I`m done..
now, If I do it this way will that line show up when painted? what steps can I take to ensure the line is not visible at all?
if for some reason there`s a bit of a gap in certain places, what is the best product to fill in that gap to ensure no seam will be visible?
there…. don’t be shy..if you think this won’t work, tell me!