What You Need To Know About Replacement Cabinet Doors


Replacement cabinet door

If you're looking for replacement cabinet doors as you're considering replacing your cabinet doors, here are a few great tips that'll make the process go more smoothly and save you money too!

Step 1: Choose Replacement Cabinet Doors

First you'll want to browse through the hundreds of styles of replacement cabinet doors on this site for the replacement cabinet doors that fit your home and style best. This is also a good time to make decisions about more than just style but which wood variety you'd like. If you're considering painting your cabinet doors and if you'll be interested in any options for glass ready cabinet doors. Popular modern replacement cabinet door options are between the traditional Cope and Stick style and the newer Mitered styles of cabinet door joinery. The biggest difference for the consumer between the two is the angle of the joints at the 4 corners of the cabinet doors. In a cope and stick joint the top and bottom rails fit flush into the sides. A mitered joint is made by two 45° cuts to make a diagonal joint at each of the cabinet door corners.

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Both door styles come in dozens of designs and both styles are reliable and dependable in all climates across the United States.

Step 2: Decide If You'll Re-use Hinges

Decide if you intend to re-use your existing hinges or upgrade to newer style concealed hinges. This has an affect on which measurements you need to place your order. A good practice here is to consider the condition and appearance of your existing hinges. Older styles of hinges are visible when your doors are closed. This means that they must fit into the style of your kitchen. Modern concealed hinges are hidden when the doors are closed and all you see is the surface of the door and cabinetry.

Step 3: Measure For Replacement Cabinet Doors

The next step is measuring the size or sizes of cabinet doors you need. This step varies based on if you have decided to reuse your old hinges or if you've decided to order doors to be used with concealed hinges.

  • If you plan to reuse your existing hinges sizing your new doors is easy. Simply measure your existing doors and order new doors of the same sizes.
  • If you plan to order and install concealed hinges (with 1/2-inch overlay) measure the cabinet opening size instead of the doors.

Hinges designed for 1/2-inch overlay (the most common) require doors to "overlay" the cabinet opening by 1/2-inch in each direction. That means the door will be 1-inch larger than the cabinet opening in both width and height.

For cabinets with "butt doors", that is cabinet openings that have two doors butting against each other, the door size calculation is different.

For the door height, the calculation is the same as for single door cabinet openings: simply measure the opening height and add 1-inch. Door width for 2-door cabinet openings are calculated by measure the opening width, adding 1-inch, then dividing by 2. This will give the size for each door. The concealed hinge has an adjustment of about 1/16-inch so the doors will close without touching. Some cabinet makers want slightly more door spacing and will subtract an additional 1/16-inch from the door width calculation.

Step 4: Place Your Replacement Cabinet Door Order

The final step after you've chose your doors, decided on hinges, and measured is placing your replacement cabinet door order. On the page for your favorite style of cabinet door simply choose your wood species, if you want your doors drilled for concealed hinges, if you want us to supply the hinges, list the width and height for each door size, and the quantity you need. If you have multiple sizes of cabinet doors submit those sizes separately and add them to your cart. If you have any questions about ordering please give us a call at 800-342-1010 or view our "How To Order Page".

Additional links for ordering, measuring, and cabinet door options:

Most popular Cope & Stick and Mitered door styles can be seen here.

All Cope & Stick cabinet doors

Mitered Cabinet Doors

Read our blog posts on measuring, staining, painting, hinging, and hanging cabinet doors

This video shows how to measure cabinet openings and the calculation for cabinet door overlay. How to calculate Cabinet Door Overlay.

Here is a video with tips on Measuring cabinet openings, Finishing and Hanging your doors, and using hinge adjustment for final alignment of the doors. Cabinet Doors 101: How to measure openings, install hinges, hang and align doors.

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