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I’m loving the newly reclaimed cabinet addition in the kitchen. But, it was missing one key element, a cabinet door.
It’s unbelievable the difference it makes having a cabinet close to the stove. I no longer have to run back and forth from the stove to the countertop across the kitchen. It’s been 4 years in the making but it’s finally finished.
Today, I’m going to show you how I made the DIY cabinet doors for my reclaimed kitchen cabinets.
To build the doors I used leftover beadboard from the kitchen project and 1×3’s from the Home Depot.
1×3’s are inexpensive and easy to build with.
Why didn’t I use pallet wood like the cabinet? I wanted slender boards for the door. Unfortunately, at the time, I was fresh out of pallets. I know that’s crazy.
Plus, let’s face it, pallet wood isn’t perfectly shaped and sometimes warped.
First, I measured the front of the cabinet. I then subtracted about 6 inches to allow for 3 inches on each side of the door. I then, cut the top and bottom boards to that length.
Next, I followed the same process for the height of the doors, but this time, I allowed for only 1 inch from the top and bottom. Then, I measured the true width of the top and bottom boards. 1×3’s don’t measure exactly 1×3. I subtracted the width of both boards and this gave me the distance between the top and bottom boards.
Then, using the Kreg Jig, I drilled two holes on each end of the side boards making sure the holes were on the wrong side of the boards.
I then placed all four boards upside down on my workspace and clamped the boards down to secure in place while I added the Kreg Jig screws. You can use wood glue in between the boards but it’s not necessary when using the Kreg Jig.
Next, I cut the beadboard to fit slightly larger than the inside of the frame.
I secured the beadboard around the outside edge with small nails. I, unfortunately, don’t own a brad nailer so small nails were the best option.
Lastly, I gave my new door a couple coats of paint.
Cabinet doors are pretty easy to build. Are you ready to build your own custom doors?
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my kitchen remodel with me.
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