How To Remodel Your Kitchen With Unfinished Replacement Cabinet Doors

Giving your kitchen a complete face-lift has never been easier. The internet has opened the door for home-owners to purchase quality of Custom Kitchen Cabinet Doors, factory-direct and online.The days of being forced to buy new cabinet doors retail from hardware stores are over. Continue reading

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


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

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Manufacturer of custom cabinet doors in hundreds of styles and 14 wood types.

Step-by-step process of installing replacement kitchen cabinet doors


the Step-by-step process of installing replacement kitchen cabinet doors

Installing replacement kitchen cabinet doors can be completed by the average homeowner, and with professional looking results.

We’ll show the secrets and methods used by the professional installers, and give some tips that will prevent some of the common mistakes. Continue reading

Custom Cabinet Doors 101 – step-by-step Kitchen cabinet door replacement


Custom Cabinet Doors 101 – step-by-step Kitchen cabinet door replacement

This video will explain how to find and order Custom Cabinet Doors online, factory-direct, and at 50% below retail prices. Continue reading

How replacement cabinet doors are made

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How replacement cabinet doors are made: Traditional Cope & Stick styles.

Replacement cabinet doors, like most kitchen cabinet doors, can be either Cope and Stick or Mitered in design.

Traditional replacement cabinet doors all used the Cope & Stick joining method. The machinery used to cut the detail in Cope and Stick doors is shown below and an example of the actual Cope & Stick joint is shown above.

We make hundreds of Traditional designs which include square cabinet doors as well as single arch, double arch, glass frames, and glass frames with mullions.

Every Cope and Stick cabinet door style is available in all wood types.

All of our Kitchen Cabinet Doors are shipped unfinished and are perfectly sanded and ready to receive the paint or stain of your choice.

Please visit our Blog at CabinetDoors.Com/Blog or our Youtube Channel for detailed information on measuring, selecting, ordering, and finishing new cabinet doors.

How replacement cabinet doors are made: Mitered styles.

Replacement cabinet doors, like most kitchen cabinet doors, can be either Cope and Stick or Mitered in design.

Mitered replacement cabinet doors all used a 45-degree joining method. The machinery used to cut the detail in Mitered doors is shown below and an example of the actual Mitered joint is shown above.

Mitered cabinet door design allows many more choices than the traditional Cope and Stick joining method, and we offer several hundred Mitered door designs which include square cabinet doors (with thousands of framing combinations), glass frames, and glass frames with mullions.

Every Mitered cabinet door style is available in all wood types.

All of our Kitchen Cabinet Doors are shipped unfinished and are perfectly sanded and ready to receive the paint or stain of your choice.

Please visit our Blog at CabinetDoors.Com/Blog or our Youtube Channel for detailed information on measuring, selecting, ordering, and finishing new cabinet doors.

The Door Stop’s website for high-volume and low-price doors lists the most popular cabinet doors online here.

Shaker Cabinet Doors

Shaker furniture is a distinctive style of furniture developed by the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, commonly known as Shakers, a religious sect that had guiding principles of simplicity, utility and honesty. Their beliefs were reflected in the well-made furniture of minimalist designs. (Quoted from Wikipedia)

Shaker communities were largely self-sufficient: in their attempt to separate themselves from the outside world and to create a heaven-on-earth, members grew their own food, constructed their own buildings, and manufactured their own tools and household furnishings. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Shaker Furniture was made thoughtfully, with functional form and proportion, rather than using ornamentation. Simple and functional were their driving principles 200 years ago and, although the Shaker community disbanded in 1959, their style of simple design is still popular today.

At Cabinetdoors.com we have been manufacturing Shaker Cabinet Doors since 1980 and we have made millions of Shaker doors in those 36 years.

This screencast shows one process of locating the Shaker Cabinet Door through our Most Popular Cabinet Doors link.

This product page lists some facts about the Shaker like the minimum sizes, the finished thickness, and the width of the Stiles and Rails.

By clicking the Drop-down menu for Wood Types you can see the price per square foot of the Shaker in many different woods. Selecting one of those wood types will allow you to enter quantity and sizes and price the Shaker door in the size you entered.

After you have selected wood type and entered sizes, clicking Add-To-Cart will add that door to your shopping cart. The cart and it’s contents can be seen above the order box.

When you have finished adding all your doors to the cart, clicking Checkout completes your order.

Registering with the website gives us your delivery address so we can show you the total including all shipping charges.

That’s all there is to it. Your order will be manufactured in our Arizona factory and shipped to your home or business in 7-to-10 days.

Kitchen Cabinet Doors: How to choose replacements

Kitchen Cabinet Doors: How to choose replacements

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing by replacing existing cabinet doors with new doors has become a very popular alternative to buying and installing new cabinets.

Refacing kitchen cabinets with new doors will save over 50% off the cost of new cabinets, and can be done in less than half the time.

This video explains your choices in replacement cabinet doors, how to determine the cost of new doors, how to measure cabinet openings to order cabinet doors of the correct sizes, and how to order replacement cabinet doors online and factory-direct at 30% savings off the Big-Box stores.

We start exploring the cabinet door choices by visiting the CabinetDoors.Com website.
The various categories of cabinet doors can be browsed by expanding the Categories box at left.
Clicking the Cabinet Doors group expands to show other sub-categories. These can be further expanded by clicking.
Another way to explore the various groups is to click the category pictures in the center of the page.

Clicking the “Most Popular Doors” picture opens a page showing pictures of the most popular cabinet doors.
As an example, we’ll click the Delaware door picture.
By scrolling down to the Order Box, the Delaware door can be ordered in any wood and in any size and quantity. Once the size in entered the price is shown for that door.
Just fill in the information and continue adding doors to your cart.

When your order is complete click Checkout and follow the instructions to place your order.

If you have any questions about how to determine the correct sizes of your replacement cabinet doors please watch the titles “How to measure for new Cabinet Doors” in the upper-left column of the webpage.

You can be confident that you will receive the same superior quality cabinet doors we supply to custom cabinet makers and luxury home builders in all 50 states.

CabinetDoors.Com is the leading manufacturer of cabinet doors offering our products online, and with over 35 years in business and a Better Business Bureau rating of A+.

http://www.cabinetdoors.com
Manufacturer of custom cabinet doors in hundreds of styles and 14 wood types.

We have been making unfinished cabinet doors since 1980.

We utilize modern computerized machinery and have made over 10 million cabinet doors for new homes in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

We make both Mitered and Traditional Cope & Stick cabinet doors for new homes and re-modelers, as well as home-owners.

We make replacement cabinet doors in both arched and square designs and in over 300 different door styles.

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing with new cabinet doors

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing with new cabinet doors

Refacing kitchen cabinets with new cabinet doors has become a very popular alternative to buying and installing all-new cabinets.

Refacing usually saves over 50% off the cost of new cabinets, and can be done in less than half the time.

Your choices in replacement cabinet doors are covered in this video as well as how to determine the cost of new doors, how to measure cabinet openings to order cabinet doors of the correct sizes, and how to order replacement cabinet doors online.

You can explore the cabinet door choices on our website, CabinetDoors.Com.
The cabinet doors we manufacture can be browsed by expanding the Categories box at left.
Clicking the “Cabinet Doors” group expands the window to show other sub-categories. These can be expanded even further by clicking each subgroup.
Another way to explore the various groups is to click the category pictures in the center of the home page.

For instance clicking the “Most Popular Doors” picture opens a page showing pictures of all the doors in the most popular cabinet doors group.
As an example, we’ll click the Shaker Cabinet Door picture.
By scrolling down to the Order Box, the Shaker Cabinet Door can be ordered in any wood and in any size and quantity. Once the size in entered the price is shown for that door.
Just fill in the information and continue adding doors to your cart.

When your order is complete you can place the order by clicking Checkout and following the instructions.

Determining the correct sizes of your replacement cabinet doors is covered in the “How to measure for new Cabinet Doors” video located in the upper-left column of the webpage.

You will receive the same high-quality cabinet doors we supply to custom cabinet makers and luxury home builders in all 50 states.

CabinetDoors.Com manufacturers all our doors in Arizona, and is the leading manufacturer of cabinet doors offering our products online. We have been in business over 35 years in business and have a Better Business Bureau rating of A+.

Cabinet Doors for Cabinet Refacing

Refacing kitchen cabinets has become an accepted method of kitchen remodeling that can save the home-owner over 50% of the costs involved in replacing the cabinets.

In many cases the existing cabinet boxes are of higher quality than the boxes of new cabinets. Older cabinets were usually constructed with either solid wood or plywood, while almost all new cabinets are made of Medium Density Particleboard with a thin veneer.

In the case of kitchens with older existing cabinet boxes in good condition, refacing the existing cabinet faces with refacing veneer and replacing the old cabinet doors with new replacement cabinet doors will save significant time and significant expense.
Also Refacing with new kitchen cabinet doors won’t disrupt your kitchen nearly as link as replacing all the cabinets will.

After you make the decision to reface your cabinets, it’s time to select the design of your new cabinet doors.

CabinetDoors.Com is the leading manufacturer of replacement cabinet doors available online and factory-direct to the home-owner or Refacing Professional.

This video will give you a quick walk through our website and the process of selecting and ordering your new cabinet doors.

The pictures of cabinet door groups on this page are links that will open pages showing pictures of the doors in each of those categories.
To demonstrate choosing a door from one of our categories, we’ll click on the “Most Popular Cabinet Door” link.

This opens a page with pictures of each door in the Most Popular group.
We’ll scroll down and click on the picture of the Shaker Door.

Now the Shaker door product page opens with a larger picture and some information about this door.
Scrolling down shows the “Order Box”.
This is where you select Wood Type from the drop-down menu. Notice that the price per square foot (for the Shaker door) is shown to the right of each wood type.

After selecting the wood type you can enter the quantity, width, and height for your first door. The price for that door will be shown. To add each door to your shopping cart, simply click on the Add-To-Cart button.

The contents of your cart is updated with each new door and displayed just above the Order Box and also in the left column.

When your order is complete, click the checkout button and follow the instructions.

Your order will start production within a few hours and be shipped in 7-10 working days to your home or business.

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Refacing Cabinets with new cabinet doors

Refacing Cabinets with new cabinet doors

Over the past decade the option of refacing kitchen cabinets has become much more popular.
Refacing cabinets typically saves the home owner over 50% of the cost of new cabinets and can be finished in half the time.

Because of these reasons refacing kitchen cabinets has become a very popular alternative to buying and installing all-new cabinets.

Your choices in replacement cabinet doors are covered in this video as well as how to measure cabinet openings to insure your new cabinet doors will be the correct sizes. We’ll also show how to determine the cost of new doors, and how to place your order for the replacement cabinet doors online.

You can explore the cabinet door choices on our website, CabinetDoors.Com.
The cabinet doors we manufacture can be seen by expanding the Categories box at left.
Clicking the “Cabinet Doors” group inside the categories box expands the window to show other sub-categories. These can be further expanded by clicking each subgroup.
An additional method of exploring the various groups is to click the category pictures in the center of the home page.

For example, clicking the “Most Popular Doors” picture opens a page showing pictures of all the doors in the most popular cabinet doors group.
We’ll then click on the Patriot Cabinet Door picture.
By scrolling down to the Order Box, the Patriot Cabinet Door can be ordered in any wood and in any size and quantity. Once the size is entered the price is shown for that door.
Simply fill in the wood, quantity, and sizing information and click Add to Cart. Continue adding doors to your cart until your order is complete/

When you’re finished you can place the order by clicking Checkout and following the instructions.

Determining the correct sizes of your replacement cabinet doors by measuring the cabinet openings is covered in the “How to measure for new Cabinet Doors” video located in the upper-left column of the webpage.

When you order from CabinetDoors.Com, you will receive the same high-quality cabinet doors we supply to custom cabinet makers and luxury home builders in all 50 states. Since starting our business in 1980, we have manufactured and shipped millions of cabinet doors into all 50 states as well as many foreign countries.

CabinetDoors.Com manufacturers all our doors in Arizona, and is the leading manufacturer of cabinet doors offering our products online. We have been in business over 35 years and have a Better Business Bureau rating of A+.

Glass Frame Cabinet Doors…How they are made, how to order, and how the frame is machined to allow glass to be easily installed

This video explains how glass frames are made as well as how to order them online and how the frame is machined to allow glass to be easily installed.

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This video will explain the difference between standard cabinet doors and Glass Ready cabinet doors. Continue reading

How to order cabinet doors online and factory-direct from CabinetDoors.Com


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This one-minute video will explain the process of ordering cabinet doors online from CabinetDoors.Com.

To select the cabinet door you want, click on the category containing that particular style of door.

For instance, the Mitered door category contains all of the Mitered Cabinet Doors we manufacture.

Clicking on the pictures of the other categories will open pages showing the doors in those respective groups.

This example will view, select, price and order our popular Shaker Cabinet Door in any wood type.

We’ll get started by clicking the Cope & Stick Inset Panel category and scrolling down to see the Shaker Door.

Clicking the Shaker picture opens the product page for that door.

Scrolling down to the order box displays a menu with the wood types available for this door style.

Clicking the down-arrow in the Select Wood Specie will show those woods and the price per square foot for the Shaker door in each of those woods.

To order the Shaker door simply click the wood, then enter the quantity, width and height.

Click Add to Cart, then repeat the process for each door you need for your project.

When all your doors have been added to your shopping cart, click checkout.

If you haven’t yet registered, you will be asked to do so at this time. Registering asks for your delivery address and an email address so we can confirm your purchase, resolve and questions we may have about your order, and calculate the exact shipping cost to your address.

The Cabinet Door Factory is our low-price website for saving money on Replacing Cabinet Doors.

Wholesale Cabinet Doors

The internet has allowed the DIY home-owner access to wholesale cabinet doors direct from the manufacturer, with no middleman to increase the price.

In the past if the DIY home-owner could locate a real manufacturer, he would likely find the manufacturer unwilling to sell his products directly to the home-owner. These manufacturers had tailored  marketing toward home builders and custom cabinet shops, and simply were not interested in a one-time order from a home-owner.

The internet has made selling direct to the home-owner into a profitable side-market by removing the cost of marketing and sales. A well designed website allows the home-owner access to the manufacturers products with no marketing or sales staff to inflate costs. The website allows the customer to select and order the product with no manufacturer assistance required. The website will place the order into the manufacturing schedule and coordinate the shipping, again without any additional marketing or sales costs.

Once manufacturers started to realize that allowing home-owners to purchase their products online, without increasing the size of the marketing and sales staff, the business models started to change.

For the past 18 years The Door Stop has been offering cabinet doors and drawer fronts directly to home-owners through the website CabinetDoors.com.

The sales cost to The Door Stop is actually less that the cost of sales to home builders, so the smaller average-size of the home-owner sales is offset by the marketing savings.

This is the reason The Door Stop started www.cabinetdoors.com and operated the website as a wholesale source of cabinet doors marketed direct to the home-owner.

Wholesale cabinet doors sold factory-direct to the home-owner reduces marketing costs to allow web sales at significant saving to the home-owner. These cost savings typically range between 30% to 50% below the large chain retail stores.

Follow this link to browse our 13 most popular door styles. Just click a door picture, select a wood from the dropdown menu, then enter width and height sizes. The price of your door in that style, wood, and size is instantly shown. No need to list all the door information and send it to us in an email, then wait for our response. All pricing is done on the website. Then, after you have completed and approved your shopping cart, the order is integrated directly into our scheduling computers and into production within hours. Your order will be completed in just 7-to-10 days, packed, and shipped to you by Fedex Ground. Depending on your distance from our factory, shipping time will be from 1-to-5 additional days.

Several websites offer a smaller selection and focus only on the most popular cabinet door styles, like The Cabinet Door Factory. Their selection is limited but quality and customer service is exceptional.

Unfinished Cabinet Doors : How to recognize top quality

Shopping Unfinished Cabinet Doors online has a hidden question; How to recognize top quality?

The large cabinet door manufacturing companies make and supply new cabinet doors to the home building and furniture industry. These are the volume buyers of cabinet doors and they buy the doors unfinished.

There is a significant difference in quality between the large and small manufacturers of cabinet doors that is mostly attributed to economies-of-scale and investment in computerized machinery. The larger manufacturers are able to demand higher quality raw materials because of their purchasing power while smaller manufacturers just don’t spend enough. Computerized machinery investment results in exacting sizing tolerances and sanding processes that produce consistently stain-ready products. Modern computerized machinery, with multi-million dollar investments, is simply beyond the means of smaller manufacturers.

The Internet has made it possible for the DIY home-owner to purchase cabinet doors without buying from a retail chain, but the Internet has also removed the quality assurance that the Retail chain has in place. A flashy website doesn’t guarantee a quality cabinet door, and most large cabinet door manufacturers don’t have flashy websites. In fact, most of the flashy websites don’t even make the doors they sell. They are just middlemen that forward web orders to manufacturers and collect a commission on the sale.

Western Cabinet Doors, Inc is one of the largest manufacturers of cabinet doors in the United States with modern machinery and the buying power to demand high quality raw materials. In the 1996 they launched www.cabinetdoors.com where DIY home-owners could purchase top-quality online with factory-direct pricing.

In 1996 cabinetdoors.com was the only website offering cabinet doors. Today there are hundreds of sites, but most don’t actually make doors. Many buy doors from us and some even buy doors from other sites that buy from us. As you can imagine, the more middlemen in the chain, the higher the price to the end user.

Do your research on the internet and compare prices with cabinetdoors.com. Not only will cabinetdoors.com ship you the highest quality available, you will also pay a lower price. Delivery is a consideration also. We have a manufacturing time of seven-to-tan days and shipping is Fedex.

Take the guesswork out of your DIY project. Use the highest quality doors from the highest rated manufacturer on the web. Cabinetdoors.com has a Better Business Bureau rating of A+ and a 97% customer approval rating.

The Top-13 Unfinished Cabinet Door Styles can be viewed, priced, and ordered here.

Cabinet Door Replacement: The steps from ordering to job completion (long post)

Now that you have made the decision to remodel or reface your kitchen, there are a few steps critical to realizing your goal of making the kitchen the show-place of your home.

Cabinet Door Replacement: The steps from ordering to job completion.

Now that you have made the decision to remodel or reface your kitchen, there are a few steps critical to realizing your goal of making the kitchen the show-place of your home.

An outline of these steps follow and are explained in detail below the outline.
1. Determine whether you want stained or painted cabinets and doors.
2. Select the replacement cabinet door style.
3. Select the wood type for your project.
4. Measure your cabinet openings and calculate the door and drawer front sizes.
5. Select the manufacturer and order your new cabinet doors and drawer fronts.
6. Prepare the cabinet boxes for the new finish.
7. Finish your new doors and fronts to match your refinished cabinet boxes.
8. Hang the new doors and attach the new drawer fronts.

Now, lets go into detail on each of these points.

1. Determine whether you want stained or painted cabinets and doors.
The decision on whether to re-stain or paint has two factors. Removing existing stain and lacquer requires several steps and is more time-consuming than prepping the cabinet boxes to be painted.
This is really a personal opinion issue and it all comes down to a trade-off between the look you are after, the time you are willing to spend, and the amount you wish to spend.
2. Select the replacement cabinet door style.
This step is actually fairly quick and easy. A visit to the local Home Depot will give you an idea of the door types available. For a larger selection Google cabinet door manufactures. The Google search will return mostly websites operated by resellers or middlemen, but you will see a few actual factory-direct manufacturers.
The oldest web supplier, and one of the largest cabinet door manufacturers in America is CabinetDoors.Com.
The factory-direct web suppliers will save you from 30% to 50% off the retail chains and offer much quicker delivery. Keep in mind that the retail chains don’t make the doors they sell, they buy them from the same manufacturers you will find on the internet, increase the price, and sell them to you.
Another step in the door selection process is to select the hinges you will use. Modern hinges are a world apart from the hinges of yesterday. Most are hidden and well made, with a few actually made in America. The Blum line of hinges are made in America and are used by the majority of Custom Cabinet Makers across the country.
The advantage of selecting the hinges while ordering the cabinet doors is that you can have the new doors bored for the hinges and avoid the danger of a drilling error. The web manufacturer will also offer the hinges at a comparable price as the retail chains, but give you a higher quality hinge made in America.

3. Select the wood type for your project.
If you are staining the doors you will want the doors made of the same wood as your cabinets. So the stained boxes and the stained doors will match.
If you are painting then order the cabinet doors in Paint-Grade. Paint-Grade doors will be made of materials that take paint best. Usually this means the doors frame will be made of Poplar and the doors panel will be made of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF).
MDF paints well and is more dimensionally stable than wood, so it is less affected by humidity swings. Because MDF is slightly brittle it is not usually used to make the doors frames, but for the panels it is superior.
A little information about staining difficult woods might help avoid some problems. Maple and Alder are not easy woods to stain because these woods have variable density across each board. This variable density causes the less dense areas to absorb more stain than the harder areas causing a blotched look. Although it is beyond the scope of this article to cover wood dyes, those wishing to stain Maple would be wise to research wood dyes.

4. Measure your cabinet openings and calculate the door and drawer front sizes.
When measuring for new or replacement kitchen cabinet doors, the type of hinge you intend to use will influence the door sizes.
If you plan to use your existing hinges simply measure your existing cabinet doors and order doors of the same sizes. Be sure to order your doors with an outside edge that your existing hinges will fit. If you wish to have us supply the hinges we will insure that the hinges you receive will fit the doors you order.
If you plan to use our Top-Quality, Blum Inserta, Clip-top hinges with 1/2-inch overlay, your hinges will ship with your order.

To insure your new doors are perfectly sized for use with our hinges, the door size measurements are figured as follows:
On single doors simply measure the cabinet’s opening size and add 1-inch to both the width and height. For instance, if the cabinet opening size is 12-inches wide and 24-inches high, the door size will be 13 x 25.

On wider cabinets with two doors (butting in the center), measure the width of the opening, add 1-inch, then divide by 2.
Height is figured the same as for single doors. Just add 1-inch to the opening.
For instance, if the opening is 28 inches wide and 30 inches high, each door width would be 28 + 1 = 29 divided by 2 = 14 1/2-inches wide.

Our Blum hinges have plus/minus 2 millimeters of adjustment which will allow enough side adjustment to have a gap of up to 1/8-inch between the butting doors. If you live in a high humidity climate you may want to subtract an additional 1/16″ from the width of your Butt Doors.

So, don’t be intimidated into thinking it’s difficult to figure door sized from openings. Just take the measurements and order the door style of your choice…of give us a call and we’ll talk you through the entire process.

5. Select the manufacturer and order your new cabinet doors and drawer fronts.
The internet has made it possible to find sources for the do-it-yourself re-modeler to buy custom sizes of cabinet doors.

The majority of Cabinet Door Websites don’t actually make the doors they sell, and because they need to make a profit, they price the doors on their website higher than you will pay if you can find the actual manufacturer.

Way back in the mid 1990′s Western Cabinet Doors, Inc launched the first website offering custom sized cabinet doors on the internet. Western Cabinet Doors is a large manufacturer of Cabinet Doors, supplying hundreds of styles of doors to thousands of Home Builders, Custom Cabinet Shops, and Furniture Manufactures across the United States.

Today you can purchase their products on CabinetDoors.Com and choose from hundreds of door styles in dozens of wood types. You cab browse all the cabinet door possibilities and price your new doors by entering your custom sizes and choosing your wood. Even the cost of Fedex shipping to your home is shown before you enter your credit card.

Compare the prices of other websites and the big-box stores to ours. Not only will you save 30% to 50% but you will get the same quality and guarantee we supply to luxury home builders across the country.

Our quality is superior, our product is made in the United States, and our production time is between 7-and-10 days.

Whether you want traditional cabinet doors, mitered doors, Raised Panel doors, or specialty doors, we make the largest selection in the industry and we have been supplying thousands of users for over 35 years.

Cabinetdoors.com is not just a website re-marketing cabinet doors, we are the manufacturer and we stand behind our product.

6. Prepare the cabinet boxes for the new finish.
Cleaning, sanding, and painting:
While painting existing cabinets is much easier and faster than staining, there are still some critical steps that are necessary to obtaining a professional finish.
Here are some tried and true rules of thumb that relate to painting Kitchen Cabinet Doors.

* The first is the “prep-prep-prep” rule. That means that every hour spent preparing the cabinet box or cabinet door for painting saves two hours in repainting.

* The second is the 5-F’s rule. This rule is “Fine Finishers Finish Firewood First”. It simply means that experimenting with your finish on scrap wood can prevent ruining a door with a failed finishing attempt.

* The third is always break all sharp edges with fine sandpaper before painting. Sharp edges will not hold paint and will give the dried paint an unpainted spot to absorb moisture.

* The forth is to keep in mind that all wood types will expand and contract with changes in humidity. The paint will slow these humidity-caused wood movements, but no paint is totally moisture-proof, and paint will not stop the movements. This humidity-movement of wood presents another potential issue for the painted cabinet door. When the paint dries, it will no longer have the elasticity to move with the wood; so it will crack, usually along the glue joints where the Stiles & Rails join.

* The fifth relates to the hardness of the paint-grade wood. The softer the wood, the more easily it will dent, if hit with a pot or frying pan. The dent in the wood may be slight and hardly noticeable, but dried paint doesn’t dent without cracking. The weakest link in any painted cabinet door is not the door. Regardless of the wood type used, the weakest link is always the paint.

* The sixth practice covers the method of application of the paint. The desired look from painting a cabinet door is usually a high gloss finish, similar to the finish on a piano. A finish of this quality will certainly require a highly experienced finishing professional, and a dust-free spray booth. This doesn’t mean you can’t achieve an excellent finish, but it does mean you won’t get this piano-finish with a paint brush in your driveway. To get a professional looking finish you will need to spray-on the paint. Not from a Krylon can, but from an compressed-air, or airless, spray painting system.

Now for the step-by-step process I’ve learned through years of both success and a few failures.

 

Lets get started by working through the process step-by-step.

This process covers both the cabinet boxes and the cabinet doors. Because the doors are more critical these instructions focus mostly on doors, but apply to the boxes as well.
Lay the door on a flat surface and lightly sand the door with a flexible-foam sanding sponge (I like the 3M sanding block sponges best) or 220-grit sandpaper. Be sure to sand “with the wood grain” on the front, back, and sides.

Remove any residual grit with a clean cloth (tack cloth is best) or a vacuum.

Next comes what is probably the most important step in the entire process. Sealing and priming the wood.

The priming coat, is also called a sealing coat, or a Sealing indicating coat. These are essentially the same thing. It’s purpose is to seal the wood so that the final paint will adhere evenly and also make it easy to spot uneven areas in the wood while it’s still easy to correct the blemish. Primer can be applied by brush or roller. I like to use a roller for the bigger areas followed by a good quality brush for smoothing and painting the finer details on the cabinet doors. You won’t need the $25 brush but don’t get the $1 brush either. Expect to pay $6-$10 for a good, fine-bristle brush. Try not to get paint all over the brush, dipping only about 1/2″ to 1″ into the paint is best. Also, between coats you can place the brush in a plastic bag to keep it from drying out, and avoid cleaning it until the end of each day.

Any hardware or paint store will have a wide selection of sealer/primer and paint for your doors. Be sure and match the primer with the paint you plan to use. If you are going to use latex (water based) paint, use a latex primer. If using an oil based paint, use an oil based primer. Also try to use a primer with a drying time of 30 minutes or less. White primer works best because it will show the uneven areas of the door better. This allows you to spot (and correct) the areas that need filling before painting.

Once the first coat of primer is dry you will be able to see some small, uneven areas, scratches, or dents in the wood. Now it’s time for the filler. This is the most important step in obtaining that perfect painted finish.

All hardwoods have voids, which cannot be seen until it is primed. I use a filler to fill all of these spots. The two types of filler I’ve used with success are Bondo 907 Glazing and Spot Putty and Elmer’s Wood Filler Max White. The Bondo putty works best, mainly because it is an orange color than makes it easier to see where you have filled. The Elmer’s is white. Fillers must be sanded smooth after drying and then sealed with primer before painting to prevent the color from bleeding through.

After filling, sand the filled areas (use the 3M sponge to keep your fingers from sanding dips in the filled areas), wipe the dust off, and apply one last primer coat.

When the primer has dried, give the doors a light sanding and wipe them clean of any dust. If the final inspection doesn’t show any unfilled scratches or small voids, you are ready to paint.

Now comes the actual painting, which is actually the easiest phase of the project. But without going through the priming-sanding-filling-priming process, there would be little chance of obtaining a truly great painted cabinet door.

Using the same technique you used with the primer–roller for the large areas, and paint brush to smooth and paint the smaller and detailed areas–apply your paint to the doors.

There is no need to sand between paint coats but it is a good idea to insure there is no dried paint on the brush that could work its way into your finish on the following coats.

Although the finish may look good after one coat of paint, two coats are normally applied to assure durability of the finish. Just follow the directions on your paint (and primer) and follow the drying time recommendations.

Here is a link to the CabinetDoors.Com Blog where you will find several other posts on finding, sizing, ordering, painting, and staining Unfinished Replacement Kitchen Cabinet Doors.

7. Finish your new doors and fronts to match your refinished cabinet boxes.
Stripping and re-staining:
Because new raw-wood cabinet doors won’t require any stripping and only minimal touch-up sanding, most of the refinishing work is avoided.
To start the staining process I prefer minwax. Minwax makes a good selection of stains which are super easy to apply. Once you have selected your stain choice just follow the directions on the can. Stains are forgiving so don’t worry about a disaster. A tip is to stain the backs of a few drawer fronts first. This allows you to experiment in an area that won’t be seen.
After the staining is completed it’s time to apply the lacquer. Again Minwax offers a large selection. Minwax Polyurethane is a good choice to go over the Minwax stains. Another tip; use the Polyurethane from a can and not the spray cans. The caned Polyurethane covers much better and makes a mush smoother finish.
It’s important when finishing the doors to apply equal Polyurethane to all sides of the doors. Unequal coverage will result in uneven moisture absorption or loss and will contribute to future warping.

8. Hang the new doors and attach the new drawer fronts.
The process of hanging the cabinet doors is actually straight forward. I’ve found it useful to attach a straight piece of wood to the bottom of the cabinet to rest the door on while aligning the hinge mounting bracket for drilling. Just clamp the straight edge so the door bottom will extend 1/2-inch below the cabinet opening. Using a long straight edge will insure all the doors are perfectly aligned.

Here is a useful video showing the hanging of canceled hinge cabinet doors.

Custom Cabinet Doors: Where to find them and How to buy online

Where to find Custom Cabinet Doors and How to safely buy them online

Custom Cabinet Doors are not the off-the-shelf doors found at retail hardware stores. The Hardware store doors are the most common, lowest quality doors intended for the handyman building a few low-end cabinets for the laundry room.

The custom door will come from an American Manufacturer and not be imported from India or China. The American Manufacturer will offer a large selection to choose from, and will make any size you need. Sizes can be ordered in 1/16th inch steps and in virtually any wood you want.

Most of the websites offering custom cabinet doors don’t actually make the doors they sell, they just take your order and place it with an actual manufacturer. Of course they increase the price enough to make a profit, but the doors you receive will be American made and usually of good quality.

Over the past few years a few actual manufacturers have started offering their products factory-direct on websites. The advantage to finding the actual manufacturer is that you avoid paying the middleman markup and have a guarantee from the manufacturing company, instead of a guarantee from the middleman.

The Custom Cabinet Door manufacturing company with the oldest and largest online presence is CabinetDoors.Com, a division of Western Cabinet Doors, Inc. They have been in the business of making cabinet doors for home builders, custom cabinet shops, and furniture manufacturers for 35+ years and have been offering their doors on the web since the mid 1990’s.

Cabinetdoors.com lets the remodeler see detailed pictures of the doors and allows ordering on the website. You simply select the door style you want, select the wood type, enter the quantity, width, and height, and the price is shown. Add that door selection to the shopping cart and enter your next size door. You will see the door list with the running total. There is even a button which will show the shipping charges as the order progresses.

You will know the total cost of the doors and drawer fronts, as well as the total shipping before you complete the process and enter your credit card information. Your privacy and security is assured through encrypted order processing and your piece of mind is guaranteed by our Better Business Bureau A+ rating.

Cabinetdoors.com continues to lead in overall quality while saving the remodeler more than 30% off the hardware retail store prices. Delivery is another benefit from buying factory-direct. Our manufacturing time is 7-10 days so your doors will be completed and delivered well before the retail chain even finished the paperwork.

Cabinet Doors Phoenix

If you are in the Phoenix area, or anywhere in Arizona, and looking for replacement kitchen cabinet doors, Cabinetdoors.com is the oldest and largest local manufacturer of cabinet doors in the state.

We make hundreds of door styles in any custom sizes you may need, and in any of 14 different wood types. Our 13 most popular door styles can be browsed, priced, and ordered online here.

Each of our cabinet door styles is available in Paint Grade and will be delivered finish-sanded and paint-ready. Pricing starts at under $10 per door for smaller sizes in most door styles.

We are one of the largest employers in Payson, Arizona and own and operate a 30,000 square foot modern manufacturing facility.

All orders under 1,000 doors are completed in under 10-days. We ship daily all over the country, but our trucks deliver daily to the Phoenix area and weekly to Tucson, Flagstaff, and the rest of the state.

We were the first cabinet door manufacturer to offer our products online and our website, cabinetdoors.com, is one of the leading suppliers of cabinet doors in the country.

Next time you are thinking about refacing or remodeling a kitchen, take a look at cabinetdoors.com. Our quality, selection, pricing, and delivery have given us a reputation that is industry leading. Our Better Business Bureau Rating is A+ and our customer satisfaction feedback is over 97%. Follow this link to see our customer feedback and read the customer comments we have received over the past few months.

Browse our website and let us know what you think.

Kitchen Cabinet Doors: Online and Made in America

Refacing your kitchen cabinets with new Cabinet Doors that are Made in America is easier than ever before.

 while there are several websites selling kitchen cabinet doors, very few of those websites actually make the doors they sell. The secret to their web business is that they know who the manufacturers are and have set up drop-shipping agreements with them. They take your order on their website and foreword it to the manufacturer, who fills the order and ships it directly to the buyer. The website owner is the ultimate middleman. He simply adds his profit to the manufacturers and emails your order to the manufacturer.

If the end user could find out who the actual manufacturer was, his costs could be cut by over 30%.

Well, the internet allows end users to place their own orders factory-direct, cut out the middleman’s profit, receive American Made Quality, and save 30% under the big-box retail store price.

When you are ready to compare prices and quality on replacement kitchen cabinet doors, visit the big-box retailer then visit www.cabinetdoors.com. Now you can actually see the middleman and retail markup and you can actually keep those markups yourself.

Cabinetdoors.com is the web sales division of Western Cabinet Doors. A company 35+ years manufacturing cabinet doors and an A+ Better Business Bureau Rating.

Wholesale Cabinet Doors

Wholesale Cabinet Doors can be found on the web at higher quality than retail chains and at lower prices.

The internet has allowed the DIY home-owner access to cabinet doors direct from the manufacturer.

In the past if the DIY home-owner could locate a real manufacturer, he would likely find the manufacturer unwilling to sell his products directly to the home-owner. These manufacturers had tailored  marketing toward home builders and custom cabinet shops, and simply were not interested in a one-time order from a home-owner.

The internet has made selling direct to the home-owner into a profitable side-market by removing the cost of marketing and sales. A well designed website allows the home-owner access to the manufacturers products with no marketing or sales staff to inflate costs. The website allows the customer to select and order the product with no manufacturer assistance required. The website will place the order into the manufacturing schedule and coordinate the shipping, again without any additional marketing or sales costs.

Once manufacturers started to realize that allowing home-owners to purchase their products online, without increasing the size of the marketing and sales staff, the business models started to change.

For the past 18 years The Door Stop has been offering cabinet doors and drawer fronts directly to home-owners through the website CabinetDoors.com.

The sales cost to The Door Stop is actually less that the cost of sales to home builders, so the smaller average-size of the home-owner sales is offset by the marketing savings.

This is the reason The Door Stop started www.cabinetdoors.com and operated the website as a wholesale source of cabinet doors marketed direct to the home-owner.

Wholesale cabinet doors sold factory-direct to the home-owner reduces marketing costs to allow web sales at significant saving to the home-owner. These cost savings typically range between 30% to 50% below the large chain retail stores.

Follow this link to browse our 13 most popular door styles. Just click a door picture, select a wood from the dropdown menu, then enter width and height sizes. The price of your door in that style, wood, and size is instantly shown. No need to list all the door information and send it to us in an email, then wait for our response. All pricing is done on the website. Then, after you have completed and approved your shopping cart, the order is integrated directly into our scheduling computers and into production within hours. Your order will be completed in just 7-to-10 days, packed, and shipped to you by Fedex Ground. Depending on your distance from our factory, shipping time will be from 1-to-5 additional days.

Cabinet Refacing: A complete How-To

Cabinet Refacing is the low-cost alternative to replacing your existing Kitchen Cabinets with new.

The advantages vs. disadvantages are these.

* Refacing is considerably less expensive, especially if you do the work yourself.

* Refacing is less disruptive.

Counter tops and plumbing are often re-usable.

The kitchen is still usable during the process.

* Existing cabinet boxes are often in excellent shape and higher quality than new.

* Refacing usually requires refinishing the boxes and replacing the cabinet doors.

* Refacing offers a larger selection of cabinet doors, several hundred styles.

New cabinets typically offer a dozen or less door styles.

* Refacing supplies and doors are available online from several sources.

* New cabinets give more design options.

* New cabinets make the kitchen an unusable space.

Existing cabinet demolition is messy, noisy, and destructive to flooring.

 

The process covers the prep of the existing cabinets, followed by the finishing of the boxes and new unfinished cabinet doors.

To process and paint your existing boxes and new cabinet doors, follow these steps.

First the rules to follow to avoid disappointment.

* The first is the “prep-prep-prep” rule. That means that every hour spent preparing the cabinet door for painting saves two hours in repainting.

* The second is the 5-F’s rule. This rule is “Fine Finishers Finish Firewood First”. It simply means that experimenting with your finish on scrap wood can prevent ruining a door with a failed finishing attempt.

* The third is always break all sharp edges with fine sandpaper before painting. Sharp edges will not hold paint and will give the dried paint an unpainted spot to absorb moisture.

* The forth is to keep in mind that all wood types will expand and contract with changes in humidity. The paint will slow these humidity-caused wood movements, but no paint is totally moisture-proof, and paint will not stop the movements. This humidity-movement of wood presents another potential issue for the painted cabinet door. When the paint dries, it will no longer have the elasticity to move with the wood; so it will crack, usually along the glue joints where the Stiles & Rails join.

* The fifth relates to the hardness of the paint-grade wood. The softer the wood, the more easily it will dent, if hit with a pot or frying pan. The dent in the wood may be slight and hardly noticeable, but dried paint doesn’t dent without cracking. The weakest link in any painted cabinet door is not the door. Regardless of the wood type used, the weakest link is always the paint.

* The sixth practice covers the method of application of the paint. The desired look from painting a cabinet door is usually a high gloss finish, similar to the finish on a piano. A finish of this quality will certainly require a highly experienced finishing professional, and a dust-free spray booth. This doesn’t mean you can’t achieve an excellent finish, but it does mean you won’t get this piano-finish with a paint brush in your driveway. To get a professional looking finish you will need to spray-on the paint. Not from a Krylon can, but from an compressed-air, or airless, spray painting system.

Now for the step-by-step process I’ve learned through years of both success and a few failures.

Lets get started and work through the process step-by-step.

For the boxes clean the cabinets thoroughly. Any grease remaining on the surfaces will interfere with refinishing.

TSP is the preferred product for this job, as it will not only clean and remove even heavy grease deposits, but with a strong enough concentration can even dull and etch the paint so that it is ready to be primed.

Lightly sand any rough areas of bubbled or peeling paint or varnish, and then sand all surfaces until they are smooth and even. Take your time with this step—the results will be well worth the extra effort.

When done sanding, wipe the wood with a damp cloth (to remove all dust particles) and let dry. If the finish you are working with is an oil base product, you may dampen a cloth with mineral spirits or paint thinner, rather than water, which will allow it to dry much more rapidly.

Remove any residual grit with a clean cloth (tack cloth is best) or a vacuum.

Next comes what is probably the most important step in the entire process. Sealing and priming the wood.

The priming coat, is also called a sealing coat, or a Sealing indicating coat. These are essentially the same thing. It’s purpose is to seal the wood so that the final paint will adhere evenly and also make it easy to spot uneven areas in the wood while it’s still easy to correct the blemish. Primer can be applied by brush or roller. I like to use a roller for the bigger areas followed by a good quality brush for smoothing and painting the finer details on the cabinet doors. You won’t need the $25 brush but don’t get the $1 brush either. Expect to pay $6-$10 for a good, fine-bristle brush. Try not to get paint all over the brush, dipping only about 1/2″ to 1″ into the paint is best. Also, between coats you can place the brush in a plastic bag to keep it from drying out, and avoid cleaning it until the end of each day.

Any hardware or paint store will have a wide selection of sealer/primer and paint for your doors. Be sure and match the primer with the paint you plan to use. If you are going to use latex (water based) paint, use a latex primer. If using an oil based paint, use an oil based primer. Also try to use a primer with a drying time of 30 minutes or less. White primer works best because it will show the uneven areas of the door better. This allows you to spot (and correct) the areas that need filling before painting

Once the first coat of primer is dry you will be able to see some small, uneven areas, scratches, or dents in the wood. Now it’s time for the filler. This is the most important step in obtaining that perfect painted finish.

All hardwoods have voids, which cannot be seen until it is primed. I use a filler to fill all of these spots. The two types of filler I’ve used with success are Bondo 907 Glazing and Spot Putty and Elmer’s Wood Filler Max White. The Bondo putty works best, mainly because it is an orange color than makes it easier to see where you have filled. The Elmer’s is white. Fillers must be sanded smooth after drying and then sealed with primer before painting to prevent the color from bleeding through.

After filling, sand the filled areas (use the 3M sponge to keep your fingers from sanding dips in the filled areas), wipe the dust off, and apply one last primer coat.

When the primer has dried, give the doors a light sanding and wipe them clean of any dust. If the final inspection doesn’t show any unfilled scratches or small voids, you are ready to paint.

Now comes the actual painting, which is actually the easiest phase of the project. But without going through the priming-sanding-filling-priming process, there would be little chance of obtaining a truly great painted cabinet door.

Using the same technique you used with the primer–roller for the large areas, and paint brush to smooth and paint the smaller and detailed areas–apply your paint to the doors.

There is no need to sand between paint coats but it is a good idea to insure there is no dried paint on the brush that could work its way into your finish on the following coats.

Although the finish may look good after one coat of paint, two coats are normally applied to assure durability of the finish. Just follow the directions on your paint (and primer) and follow the drying time recommendations.

Unfinished Cabinet Doors are available online and the oldest and largest manufacturer of custom cabinet doors on the web is CabinetDoors.Com. We have 35 years of experience, a Better Business Bureau rating of A+, the highest customer reviews online, and several hundred door styles.

All door styles can be priced online and any door styles in any wood type can be ordered factory direct and manufactured and shipped in 7-to-10 days.

Kitchen Cabinet Doors: How to buy online and get better quality

Many folks have told us about their search for kitchen cabinet doors at big-box and major hardware retail stores. They tell us about shopping but leaving very disappointed with the quality of the cabinet doors those retailers offer.

The fact is that major retailers can’t make the profit margins they require by offering a top-quality product, so they purchase lower quality (at a lower price) and advertise it in their stores.

The internet has made it possible to bypass the retail store and eliminate the retail store markup. By simply running a Google search for Cabinet Door Manufacturers, you can locate the actual company that makes the cabinet doors. Most times the manufacturers you locate are also the suppliers to the major retailers. The difference will be the quality; the retailers buy a thin, lower quality, lower priced door. You will not even see those low quality doors, Instead, you will be buying their top quality product; the same product they offer to professional cabinet makers and custom home builders.

One of the largest Custom Cabinet Door Manufacturers in the country, and the first door manufacturer to offer their products to home-owners from a website is CabinetDoors.Com.

 Cabinetdoors.com has been supplying kitchen cabinet doors to Custom Cabinet Makers, Custom Home Builders, and Furniture Manufacturers for over 35 years. And, for the past 20 years our cabinet doors have been available on our website.

Yes, we offer our products Factory-direct to home-owners and do-it-yourself re-modelers. You can order from a selection of hundreds of door styles in dozens of wood types, and in any custom sizes you need. The pricing is shown as you enter the sizes and even the Fedex shipping is shown before you enter your payment information. No hidden charges, manufacturing time is just 7-to-10 working days, quality is far superior to the doors carried by retailers, and your cabinet doors will be made in America with a solid guarantee backed by a solid American company.

Kitchen Cabinet Doors are made in Traditional Cope and Stick designs, Mitered designs, Glass Frames, Arched or Square, even Glass Frames with four or six lights.

Nobody makes a wider selection that Cabinetdoors.com and nobody beats our Better Business Bureau Rating of A+.

Browse our website and see the quality and lower prices for yourself. You will receive a higher quality product and save 30% to 50% off the Big-Box pricing.

Unfinished Cabinet Doors: How and Where to buy

The internet has made it possible to find sources for the do-it-yourself re-modeler to buy unfinished cabinet doors in any size, and do the finishing yourself.

 The majority of Cabinet Door Websites don’t actually make the doors they sell. They take your order and then buy your doors from an actual manufacturer. That middleman type of operation is being replaced by actual manufacturers offering their products factory-direct on the internet.

Because the Custom Cabinet Shops and Home Builders want to offer unlimited color options, they always do the final finishing themselves. So, unfinished doors are what the large manufacturers offer.

That gives the do-it-yourself remodeler an opportunity to save about 50% by finishing the cabinet doors himself.

Way back in the mid 1990’s Western Cabinet Doors, Inc launched the first website offering custom sized unfinished cabinet doors on the internet.

Western Cabinet Doors is a large manufacturer of Cabinet Doors, supplying hundreds of styles of doors to thousands of Home Builders, Custom Cabinet Shops, and Furniture Manufactures across the United States.

Today you can purchase their products on CabinetDoors.Com and choose from hundreds of door styles in dozens of wood types. You can browse all the cabinet door possibilities and price your new doors by entering your custom sizes and choosing your wood. Even the cost of Fedex shipping to your home is shown before you enter your credit card.

Compare the prices of other websites and the big-box stores to ours. Not only will you save 30% to 50% but you will get the same quality and guarantee we supply to luxury home builders across the country.

Our quality is superior, our product is made in the United States, and our production time is between 7-and-10 days.

Whether you want traditional cabinet doors, mitered doors, arched doors, or specialty doors, we make the largest selection in the industry and we have been supplying thousands of users for over 35 years.

Cabinetdoors.com is not just a website re-marketing cabinet doors, we are the manufacturer and we stand behind our product.

Cabinet Doors Online Factory Direct

Cabinet Doors Online: How and Where to buy

The internet has made it possible to find sources for the do-it-yourself re-modeler to buy custom sizes of cabinet doors.

The majority of Cabinet Door Websites don’t actually make the doors they sell, and because they need to make a profit, they price the doors on their website higher than you will pay if you can find the actual manufacturer.

Way back in the mid 1990’s Western Cabinet Doors, Inc launched the first website offering custom sized cabinet doors on the internet. Western Cabinet Doors is a large manufacturer of Cabinet Doors, supplying hundreds of styles of doors to thousands of Home Builders, Custom Cabinet Shops, and Furniture Manufactures across the United States.

Today you can purchase their products on CabinetDoors.Com and choose from hundreds of door styles in dozens of wood types. You cab browse all the cabinet door possibilities and price your new doors by entering your custom sizes and choosing your wood. Even the cost of Fedex shipping to your home is shown before you enter your credit card.

Compare the prices of other websites and the big-box stores to ours. Not only will you save 30% to 50% but you will get the same quality and guarantee we supply to luxury home builders across the country.

Our quality is superior, our product is made in the United States, and our production time is between 7-and-10 days.

Whether you want traditional cabinet doorsmitered doorsRaised Panel doors, or specialty doors, we make the largest selection in the industry and we have been supplying thousands of users for over 35 years.

Cabinetdoors.com
 is not just a website re-marketing cabinet doors, we are the manufacturer and we stand behind our product.

What you need to know before ordering replacement cabinet doors

A few minutes can prevent mistakes in ordering the wrong cabinet doors for your kitchen remodeling project.

#1. Avoid measuring errors.
When you order cabinet doors or drawer fronts be aware that the size you order will be the size you receive.
Because different hinge choices no longer allow for a consistent rule-of-thumb that adds some constant size increase to the cabinet opening size, the buyer needs to order the exact size door required by the hinge design. Different hinges will have different overlay requirements.
If you are ordering hinges along with the doors, the door manufacturer will be able to assist with the door sizing because of his familiarity with the hinges he carries.

#2. You likely have a good idea of the finished look you are after, so you are ready for the “appearance” decisions.
The first decision is between the two major door styles, Cope & Stick and Mitered.
Cope and Stick, or traditional cabinet doors, are the most common and come in square, arched, and double arched styles.
Examples of Cope & Stick doors can be seen here.
Mitered doors are all square but, because of the joining method, allow for an almost unlimited number or frame pattern designs.
Examples of Mitered doors can be seen here.

#3. Also contributing to the overall look of your cabinet doors will be the wood type they are made of.
If you are seeking a painted look, order your new doors in Paint-Grade. Paint Grade doors usually have the frames made from Poplar, Alder, or Maple, and the panels made from MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) or a solid wood like Poplar, Alder, or Maple.
MDF is preferred because it does not react dimensionally to changes in humidity like solid woods.
If you are looking for cabinet doors that can be stained or lacquered and have the look of finished wood, you can choose between almost any wood type. The most popular being Oak, Alder, Maple, Hickory, Birch, Cherry, and Pine. Cabinet doors are also made from these woods with knotty included for a rustic look.
Examples of several woods can be seen here.

There are several sources for new cabinet doors.
Retail outlets like Home Depot and hardware chains have a selection of doors.
These retail outlets tend to have higher prices mainly due to the expense of inventory and salaried sales people.
Another source, made possible by the internet, is factory-direct from the manufacturer.
Manufacturer websites offer several advantages over retail outlets.
The first advantage is price; expect to save 25% to 40% by buying direct.
The second advantage is time of delivery; with no middlemen or distribution warehouses between you and the factory, you will receive your order on about 2-weeks instead of 4-to-6 weeks.
The third advantage in buying factory direst is the selection. While retail stores are limited in what they can stock by space and inventory cost, the manufactured builds each order as it is received.
You are not limited to ordering only the doors the retail chain carries, when buying factory-direct, you can order any door style, not just the styles in the stores catalog.

Keep in mind, the factory that you order from online is often the same factory that the retail chain also orders from.

So if you are likely to be receiving the same cabinet doors, why not order factory direct and choose from a much larger selection, at a 30% lower price, and receive your order in half the time?

Visit the CabinetDoors.Com website and browse the manufacturer with the largest selection on the web.

Step-by-step instructions on how to finish new cabinet doors…Easy, Attractive, and Long-lasting.

Even if you have no experience with finishing wood products, you can stain and lacquer new Oak Cabinet Doors
with results that an expert will admire.

I’ve personally used this method on hundreds of cabinet doors and hundreds of other door customers
have followed this method with truly professional results. Continue reading

How to choose the best replacement unfinished kitchen cabinet doors at the lowest cost

It’s actually easy to find the best cabinet doors available online.

Just ask yourself a series of straight foreword questions.

1. Am I more likely to find superior quality from an established cabinet door factory or from a handyman making cabinet doors on the side?

2. Would I expect to see better quality from a source with a machinery investment of millions of dollars or a small supplier with a much smaller machinery investment?

3. Do I believe that a large supplier buying lumber by the railcar pays less for lumber than a small supplier?

4. Do I believe that a railcar customer is able to demand better lumber quality than a small customer?

5. Do I believe that a larger cabinet door supplier is able to utilize economies of scale to lower costs through volume purchasing and the increased productivity of automated computerized machinery?

6 Is it reasonable to believe that with much lower overall costs, the larger cabinet door manufacturer also offers lower prices?

Answering “Yes” to these questions can lead you to several internet sources that can, and will, save you between 30% and 50% on tour replacement kitchen doors.

Once you have determined that you now have a choice, and I don’t mean just a choice between the various retail hardware stores. You now have a choice between a retail store and the actual manufacturer.

Yes, you now have a choice of buying retail from the hardware store, or buying online directly from the factory that supplied the hardware store. The best way to see the difference in prices is to visit the hardware store and see the prices, then visit www.cabinetdoors.com and see what the actual manufacturer charges.

Make the comparison and do the math. The savings will shock you.

Cabinet Refacing–How to save on cabinet doors online

Refacing kitchen cabinets can be much less expensive that replacing the cabinets.
But not if you must buy the new cabinet doors retail from a hardware or big-box store!

The internet has brought along some very interesting changes in our lives, and none are more advantages than the ability to buy manufactured items factory-direct, bypassing the middleman and retail markups.

This is now true for home-owners planning to reface their kitchen cabinets.
The professional kitchen refacers don’t buy the cabinet doors from a retail hardware store, why should you?

The largest manufacturer of refacing and replacement kitchen cabinet doors has been operating the www,CabinetDoors.Com website for 18 years and we supply thousands of cabinet doors daily to refacing companies all over the country.

We also offer these doors from the same website to home-owners and do-it-yourselfers everywhere.

You can still buy cabinet doors from retail chains (we also supply many of them), but their markup significantly increases the price you will pay.

So if you are looking for an American Made cabinet door, we offer several hundred designs in both traditional and mitered styles. Our production time for cabinet doors is between 7-and-10 working days, and we ship FEDEX to all to states.

Each of our doors is pictured in detail on the website and prices are shown as you enter the door size. Even the FEDEX shipping is calculated and shown before you finalize your order.

As you browse other websites you may see identical cabinet door pictures and even identical door descriptions, This is because our pictures and descriptions have been widely copied over the past 18 years, and we consider the imitators to be a testimonial to our products and service. Several of these imitators actually buy our doors and remarket them on their websites. The are the same quality doors we manufacture for our customers, the only difference is their prices are higher.

So if you are considering refacing your kitchen, you will find the largest selection with the fastest delivery at www,cabinetdoors.com.

To browse our most popular Replacement Cabinet Doors click on the picture below.

Our Most Popular Kitchen Cabinet Doors

How to find and buy New Replacement Cabinet Doors Cheap

One of the best ways to find a great deal on anything is to find the actual manufacturer and buy the product directly from him. The problem is that not many manufacturers want to sell direct to the end user, they want to sell in much higher volumes to retail stores.

They don’t want to increase their sales staff to handle the number of smaller orders that home owners would require.

Most manufacturers have not addressed the concept of marketing directly to the end user since the internet has exploded, but a few have.

Manufacturers that offer to sell direct to the consumer have realized that developing a successful webpage is not an increased sales cost. It’s actually a cost-reducing option. Salesmen are paid whether they are busy filling orders or drinking coffee, while a website costs much less. While it’s true that a complex website will cost tens, or hundreds of dollars to produce, the costs to maintain and operate are significantly lower than managing a large sales staff.

That’s why we are offering our Custom Cabinet Doors directly to consumers online.

The question of cost to the end user boils down to this…

Retail and Big-Box stores have large sales staffs and expensive retail stores to pay for.

The manufacturer is a factory with a website.

Who do you think has lower costs?

The retail store doesn’t buy direct from the factory, he buys from a distributor. The Distributor buys from the factory, adds his profit and sells the product to the Retail Store…who marks it up again then sells it to the end user.

Who do you think has lower costs?

Someday most manufacturers will start to offer their products online but you don’t have to wait until that someday.

You can order top-quality Replacement Cabinet Doors today from CabinetDoors.Com and pay just a little over half what you will pay at a retail or Big-Box store.

Click this picture to price and order from our most popular Unfinished Replacement Cabinet Doors.

Our Most Popular Cabinet Doors

Our Most Popular Cabinet Doors

How to find Top-Quality Replacement Kitchen Cabinet Doors

The most serious problem to overcome in purchasing a high quality kitchen cabinet door is to locate a source of custom cabinet doors as opposed to the lower quality modular doors. Here are the differences between the custom and modular marketing models, and how the two approaches will affect the end consumer.

The hardware retail chain (selling modular doors) will forward your order to the stocking warehouse where the doors in your order will be pulled. The doors are then packaged and shipped to the retail store placing the order. This process usually takes 15-to-20 working days.
The modular doors will typically be thinner, use lower quality materials, and come in standard widths with 3-inch increments. These are the doors available through the hardware store chains and most internet websites.
Custom doors, on the other hand, can be ordered direct from the manufacturer in any width and height and in sizing increments of 1/16-inch. They can also be ordered in hundreds of door styles while the modular doors typically come in two or three styles.
The reason for the 3-inch increments and reduced style selection offered by the hardware chains relates to inventory investment. It’s much less costly to stock a few dozen door sizes than to stock the thousands of door sizes that would be required when offering true custom sizing.
Custom cabinet doors, on the other hand, are made by the door manufacturer and shipped directly to the consumer. There is no inventory to keep, all orders are made to order. There is no stocking warehouse to add cost and no retail store time delay or profit margin. The manufacturer will typically offer dozens (or even hundreds) of door styles and each of these styles is available in any wood type, where the hardware chain can offer only a few wood types.
The real benefit to the consumer is the quality of the doors. Because the Custom door manufacturer routinely processes hundreds of custom sized orders each day for cabinet shops all over the country, any web orders are easily added into the days production run. This web order is treated no differently than any other order from cabinet makers, remodelers, or kitchen designers everywhere. The quality supplied to these cabinet professionals is the same quality the web purchaser receives.
Other benefits to the consumer are the cost and the delivery time. The only added expense to the manufacturer is the cost of operating the website, which is considerably less that the hardware chain’s cost of operating a stocking warehouse and the retail chain’s required profit margin. So the cost difference is significant; Custom doors from the manufacturer’s website will be available in any custom size, cost about 30% less than hardware chain’s modular doors, be delivered in about half the time, and be of the quality a professional cabinet maker would expect.
When buying from the manufacturer’s website your order will be produced and delivered to your home in 8-15 working days (depending upon shipping distance from the factory).
These are the differences between what you will receive from the chain retailers and what is supplied direct from the manufacturer’s website.
It’s easy to see the value offered to the consumer as more actual manufacturers start to offer their products to the savvy web consumer.
If you would like to see the products offered by the oldest and largest manufacturer of custom replacement kitchen cabinet doors on the web please follow this link to CabinetDoors.Com.

 

How to fix a stripped screw hole so cabinet doors can hang straight

We get lots of calls about how to fix cabinet doors that don’t hang straight.

This seems to be a problem that quite a few folks have come across so I’ll take a minute to offer a simple and quick fix.

If the problem is a bent, warn, or broken hinge it will need to be replaced, and a trip to the hardware store should do it.

However, the most common problem is that the screw hole is stripped and the screw just can’t hold it’s grip.

The usual cause of the stripped hole is that the door started to hang crooked and the screw was over tightened while attempting to fix the problem.

Here is the quick way to fix the stripped hole…

Get a few toothpicks.

Dip a toothpick in a little white glue (Elmers works great).

Stick the toothpick in the stripped hole.

Repeat with the toothpick into the glue into the hole until the hole is full.

Wait a day then replace your hinge and the screw.

Now the hinge should be able to be adjusted within it’s design parameters.

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How to buy Top Quality Replacement Kitchen Cabinet Doors and save money

By Jim Hill August 22, 2014

The issue of saving money on any manufactured item is really very simple: The more middlemen that are involved in the process, the more the item gets marked-up.

The normal path any item takes to the final consumer is from the manufacturer to the Stocking Distributor, to a Wholesaler, to a Retail Store, and finally to the end user.

Each of these middlemen must increase the price by enough to cover his costs and add his profit.
Consider an average mark-up of 20% at the Stocking Distributor, another 20% at the Wholesaler, and 40%-50% at the Retail Store. This translates into roughly doubling the cost of the manufactured product.

If there was a way to remove or reduce the middleman mark-up the end user could save some serious money.

Well, there is a way to remove the costly middlemen from the market chain: the Internet.

To be honest, buying directly from the manufacturer from his website won’t cut the retail price in half. This is because some of the functions handled by Wholesalers and Retailers must now be handled by the manufacturer himself, and these functions create a cost to the manufacturer.
For instance, the manufacturer usually ships to very few wholesalers but in very large volumes. When selling from a website the manufacturer must now sell his product in much lower volumes and to many more users. Both lower volume per shipment and more total shipments have an added cost to the manufacturer, and he must pass this added cost on.

There are a few other cost adders that the manufacturer must absorb, like adding additional customer service and order processing employees.
These added expenses add cost but nowhere near the 100% mark-up the long supply chain added.

The bottom line is that retail stores hate the internet and go to great expense to keep their retail customers from finding which manufacturers sell to the public through websites.
Why would Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, etc. spend many millions each month on Google Advertising to get their websites listed at the very top of Google’s search result pages? The answer is that they don’t want you to look at the organic (non-paid) search results where the actual manufacturers webpages will offer the same products at 20% to 40% less.

CabinetDoors.Com is one of those manufacturers. We sell our extensive lines of Kitchen Cabinet Doors direct to the end user at about 30% less than the same door available from the big-box stores. Not only cheaper but with a 10-day delivery as apposed to 4-to-6-weeks delivery through the retail supply chain.

Another interesting aspect of buying direst is that the product you receive from the manufacturer is not only less expensive and delivered much faster, it’s usually the same product you would receive from the big-box retailer. Where do you think the big retailers get their products? They certainly don’t make them; They don’t make anything…They are just another middleman in the retail chain moving the manufacturers products to the end user.

So if you are ready for new or replacement kitchen cabinet doors, why not save some money and speed-up the process by looking at CabinetDoors.Com.

The Internet is here to stay and it is presenting end users with a choice they have never had before; a choice of keeping with the old method of supporting the supply chain, or by-passing the chain and moving into the future of manufactured goods marketing.