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Kitchen Cabinet Refacing: Upgrading the Cabinet Look with DIY Steps

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing: Upgrading the Cabinet Look with DIY Steps
  •    Kitchen
  •    August 9, 2017
  •    Miyuki (ミユキ) Otsuka (大塚)
  •    20 images


In order to show the new visual appearance, kitchen cabinet refacing can be done. It is also known as resurfacing. It means that you will remove the old surface of the cabinets and then replace it with the new one. Thus, it makes you have a new fresh and clean look. Mostly, this project is completed with laminate wood or wood veneer.

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing for Up to Date Look

The first step of kitchen cabinet refacing diy is by removing the cabinet doors, drawers and sides. The kitchen cabinet refacing will be completely done if you do not have detail sculptures on the cabinet doors and drawers. If you have, you can simply purchase the unfinished doors and drawers and then complete the facing. Then, sand the entire surface of the doors, drawers and sides. This will make the new veneer attached properly.

Then, apply wood glue to the surface of kitchen cabinet sides and by using a nail gun, fix the wood veneer panel in the proper place. Nail from the top part to the bottom part so that you will not find any bubble in the panel. Then, make sure that the veneer panels are installed in a flat surface. Use razor knife to make the edges look neat. Do these steps for the doors and drawers. Before reassembling the doors and drawers, make kitchen cabinet refacing finishing by using polyurethane.

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