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Cabinet Door Replacement Tips

Replacing cabinet doors with new replacement cabinet doors doesn’t need to be stressful, and these few tips can prevent hours of wasted time and hundreds of dollars in unnecessary costs.

Hi, my name’s Brady, and this CabinetDoors.Com video will give you tips on figuring the proper door sizes for your cabinet openings.

We’ll also take a quick tour through the differences between the two main cabinet door designs; Cope & Stick and Mitered cabinet doors.

We’ll show how both Mitered and Cope & Stick doors are made, as well as how they are assembled, sanded, and inspected.

Finally, we’ll show several examples of the most popular cabinet doors and the wood types available.

Tips For Replacing Cabinet Doors

How To Calculate The Proper Size For A Single Door Or Double Door

I’ll show an example of a cabinet opening, and explain how to calculate the proper size for either a single door or double doors, for that opening.

Start by measuring the width and height of the opening.

A single cabinet door will be slightly larger than the actual opening. This is called the “overlay”, and one-half inch overlay is the most common.

A one-half inch overlay simply means that the door will be one-half inch larger than the opening on each side.

Now let’s look at the arithmetic used to determine the proper door size for your cabinet opening.

This first video shows how to figure the door size for a single door covering the opening.

Notice the actual door size overlays the opening by one-half inch per side.

The second video shows the calculation for double doors covering the opening.

Notice the overlay is only applied to the top, bottom, and hinge-side of each door. Also note the small gap between the doors.

Using this method for calculating cabinet door sizes will assure you are ordering properly sized cabinet doors.

Please watch our video titled “Cabinet Doors 101 – How to calculate cabinet door sizes for half-inch overlay hinges” for even more detail. Also read our post about how to measure for cabinet doors.

View our Step By Step Guide on replacing kitchen cabinet doors.

How Mitered & Cope & Stick Doors Are Made

How Mitered and Cope & Stick Cabinet Doors are made, and the differences between the two designs.

Difference Between Mitered and Cope & Stick Cabinet Doors

Now, let’s talk a little about the different designs of cabinet doors.

First, we’ll touch on the two main types of Cabinet Doors; Cope & Stick and Mitered.

An example of a Cope & Stick Cabinet Door is shown at left.

The sample shown is the popular Shaker Cabinet Door, in Oak.

Cope & Stick doors can be square, like this Shaker Door, or they may be ordered with a variety of arches.

Some Arched Cope & Stick cabinet doors are being shown below the Shaker Cabinet Door.

The video at right shows the Cope & Stick assembly method.

While the Cope & Stick frame comes together at a 90-degree angle, the Mitered frame joins at a 45-degree angle.

At left is a video showing the assembly of this Mitered Cabinet Door, while out Delaware Mitered Cabinet Door is shown at right.

Several other examples of Mitered Cabinet Doors are being shown below the Delaware door.

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We make hundreds of Cabinet door styles in over a dozen wood types, and several of these woods are being shown now.

CabinetDoors.Com is the oldest and largest internet supplier of Custom Cabinet Doors, and we supply cabinet doors to several national hardware chains, hundreds of new home builders, and thousands of custom cabinet makers nationwide.

CabinetDoor.Com has produced this video to help answer questions about measuring cabinet openings, and the types of cabinet doors available today.

CabinetDoor.Com is a leading manufacturer of Cabinet Doors and we’ve been supplying cabinet doors to new home builders since 1980.

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One Reply to “Cabinet Door Replacement Tips”

  1. Help

    My two lower kitchen cabinets for some reason are cracking. I need to order two replacements. Can I send you the pictures so you can let me know the price and process to replace.

    Thank you.

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