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Forum topic by millssnell posted 12-29-2010 05:53 PM 884 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-29-2010 05:53 PM

I am working on building a cabinet for my sister in law to replace a particle board one that fell on her washer and dryer after the screws came loose from the particle board. I have factored up the cost of all the supplies, but I am stumped on what to do for the cabinet doors.

I am a college student and don’t have the tools, knowledge or time to make cabinet doors. I am wondering what my best option is? What websites are best? I need 4 doors that are around 15×28.

Thanks for any help.

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#1 posted 12-31-2010 05:11 AM

You can find inexpensive doors at any of the big box stores. They are in the RTA (Ready To Assemble) cabinet section and generally the doors and cabinets are sold separately. The size that would come closest to your requirements would be a 15” x 30”. These type of doors are typically ‘Full Overlay’ doors and completely cover the front of the cabinet, also the hinge expects to be mounted to the inside wall of the cabinet. If your cabinet has a face frame on the front you will have to modify the hinging. If you want to spend more money they all also offer a custom door fanbrication program – can select exact door size, style, finish. For even more money you can order custom doors from any Kitchen & Bath or Cabinet shop.

I would also try and resolve why the particle board cabinet fell in the first place. While it may not be a high quality cabinet a failure of that nature is often due to something other than what the cabinet is constructed of. ie how it was mounted, loaded, etc.

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