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MDF Cabinets and Their Benefits

MDF Cabinets and Their Benefits

Posted by John C. on 2021-05-25

MDF probably doesn’t come to mind when you think of beautiful cabinetry. For most homeowners, one of the first images to come to mind is no doubt beautiful solid woods, grain patterns, and stunning natural tones. It is no surprise that people still believe that solid wood is always the superior material when it comes to building fine cabinets. However, these days solid wood shares a significant portion of that stage with MDF. MDF, or medium-density fiberboard, is a man-made building material that is constructed from wood fiber, veneer, resin, and wax. These ingredients are heated and pressed t
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Eye-Catching Two-Tone Finish

Eye-Catching Two-Tone Finish

Posted by John C. on 2021-05-17

Do you want to create eye-catching contrast in your kitchen? One of the easiest ways to attain a "wow" factor in the room is to create visual dimension by painting your kitchen cabinets with a two-tone finish. It instantly adds depth and contrast to accentuate the doors, grooves, frames, and style of the cabinets without breaking the bank.Painting your cabinets is a budget-friendly DIY project that virtually anyone can tackle. Why purchase new cabinet’s when you can give your older ones a new appearance? Paint instantly livens up an outdated kitchen or puts a fresh shine on a modern space.The
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How To Stain Cabinet Doors

How To Stain Cabinet Doors

Posted by John C. on 2021-05-14

Staining your cabinets is a quick way to give your space a completely new look. With a wide variety of sheens and colors available, you will no doubt be able to find the perfect one for you. Stain is a great way to highlight the natural beauty of the cabinet’s wood, while at the same time protecting the surface. In this guide, we are going to take a quick look at the steps for staining your kitchen cabinets. Staining wood can be a bit of a tricky process if you have never done it before. While a paint finish sits on top of the surface, the stain will soak into the grain of the wood. This is wh
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Remodeling A Poorly Planned Kitchen

Remodeling A Poorly Planned Kitchen

Posted by John C. on 2021-05-06

Whether you have been living with a badly planned kitchen, or have recently bought a new home and the kitchen doesn’t meet your needs, you may be frustrated and not know what to do. Or, maybe your kitchen was planned perfectly fine, but that plan was made a few decades ago and isn’t working for you. While the exact scope of the project will depend on the current state of your kitchen and your budget, there are several areas to improve the functionality of the space.Having a badly planned kitchen can make the cooking feel like a chore, and it can be so bad that you avoid cooking altogether. In
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Cabinet Door Material at CabinetNow.com

Cabinet Door Material at CabinetNow.com

Posted by John C. on 2021-04-27

There are a lot of considerations and decisions involved when renovating cabinetry. One aspect that doesn’t always get as much attention as style or color is wood species. There is a wide variety of options available today for different wood species and inorganic options. These all come with various benefits and drawbacks, so it can be challenging to know which is best for you. In addition to your bottom line, your choice of material can also affect things like style and longevity.  Alder  Alder is a common wood species found in the North American West and is a member
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An Introduction To Boat Cabinets

An Introduction To Boat Cabinets

Posted by CabinetNow on 2021-03-30

If you have recently acquired a boat and want to install cabinets, you might be wondering where to start. There are a lot of concerns that go into construction on a boat from weight to materials. In this introduction, we will cover some of the important information you will need to get started on your boat cabinets. One resource you should be sure to seek out is a shipwright. They can give you expert advice on construction codes and safety. Even those with construction experience will find boat construction to be a different animal. First, we will look at some specific materials for boa
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The Definitive Guide to Finishing Cabinets

The Definitive Guide to Finishing Cabinets

Posted by CabinetNow on 2021-03-21

When remodeling your kitchen, one of the biggest steps is finishing your cabinets. Whether you choose darker stains, trendy paint, or a natural finish , you will need to have a solid plan and a good understanding of the process. Proper application of your finish is vital to ensuring your cabinets last as long as possible. In any project, cutting corners will cause issues. Skipping steps, or not executing them properly, can shorten the lifespan of your cabinets. Also, it can give you lackluster results. While properly finishing cabinets can be costly and time-consuming, it is m
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Can You Buy Just the Cabinet Doors?

Can You Buy Just the Cabinet Doors?

Posted by CabinetNow on 2020-09-14

Cabinet doors are the face of your kitchen, so having them look amazing is essential. But being the front of your cabinets, your cabinet doors sees the most bumps, spills, and scratches, especially in a kitchen. The good news is that you can replace both your cabinets doors without replacing the entire cabinet. Whether for repairs or refacing, cabinet doors can be bought individually or as collective. To help you make the best decision, here’s a concise guide to purchasing cabinet doors. Know Your Door StyleThere is an array of door styles and designs for you to choose from. Each has its bene
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Can You Just Replace The Cabinet Doors?

Can You Just Replace The Cabinet Doors?

Posted by CabinetNow on 2020-09-10

In today's economy remodeling, your kitchen may not be in your budget. But there is a way to give your kitchen a complete makeover without spending thousands of dollars - refacing your cabinets! By refacing your kitchen cabinets, you essentially keep your existing cabinets but replace the doors and hardware. This two-day DIY project can be done to old and worn cabinets that need a fresh look or just looking to update your kitchen. From material to hardware, if you plan to reface your cabinets, use this guide to fully understand the options available to you. Selecting New Cabinet DoorsWhen sel
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How Much Does it Cost to Replace Cabinet Doors?

How Much Does it Cost to Replace Cabinet Doors?

Posted by CabinetNow on 2020-09-08

If you're ready for a kitchen makeover, consider opting for the budget-friendly option of replacing your kitchen cabinet doors. Basically this means that you’ll replace the cabinet doors to give your kitchen a new look and feel. It is a more cost-effective option because you don't need to replace your entire cabinet, only the door. Not only is it a more affordable but less invasive, messy, and overall more manageable option. To give you a better idea of how much you'll need to spend to replace cabinet doors, here is a concise breakdown:The overall cost to replace cabinet doors is anywhere betw
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Choosing the Right Cabinet Doors for Your Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Choosing the Right Cabinet Doors for Your Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by CabinetNow on 2020-08-08

For those that have a passion for woodworking, building custom kitchen cabinets can be fun yet tedious and challenging. With all the etching, routing, and engraving you need to do to develop beautiful results, it saves time to build your cabinets online through customized options. Cabinet doors are the most important part of your kitchen cabinets because they are what everyone sees, not to mention uses. Therefore, choosing the right cabinet doors for your custom kitchen cabinets is very important, especially since it will accent the room and the home, as well as increase real estate value.Expl
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How to Stain and Seal Your Wooden Cabinets

How to Stain and Seal Your Wooden Cabinets

Posted by CabinetNow on 2020-07-21

Wooden cabinets have an enduring appeal that many homeowners love. But they do need some care and attention, especially when you install new wooden cabinets that have not previously been stained or sealed. Once this has been done, maintenance will be minimized and all you will normally need to do is keep them clean. Even a clear sealer will change the color of wood a little, but it will also bring out the natural color hue and will enhance the grain too. From left to right: white oak, red oak, and beech. The stain – if you use one – and sealer chosen for wooden kitchen cabinets will dep
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How To Measure For A Drawer Box

How To Measure For A Drawer Box

Posted by CabinetNow on 2020-01-18

The perfect way to create more storage in your home is to install one or many drawer boxes.Whether you’re replacing or adding new drawer boxes, measuring them correctly is essential.But measuring for a drawer box can be a nightmare if you don’t know what you’re doing. Before you start trying to figure it out yourself, here is a step-by-step guide on how to measure for a drawer box. The only thing you’ll need when measuring your drawer boxes is a measuring tape or ruler. You can then follow these easy steps: 1. Measure The Width And Height From the opening, you need to measure the widt
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How To Assemble Vanity Boxes

How To Assemble Vanity Boxes

Posted by CabinetNow on 2019-04-29

How To Assemble Vanity Boxes Materials: Vanity BoxEach piece of your vanity box, such as the frame and the individual walls of the box, will arrive ready to assemble. Wood GlueThis will be the key component used to hold your box together, and will be necessary during numerous steps of this project. Staple Gun/ Finishing nails and hammerThe last step of assembly will require stapling the components of your cabinet box together.A staple gun is recommended for ensuring the stability of the vanity box as it allows for a fast assembly and tends to be accurate. Finishing nai
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What are some of the materials used for kitchen cabinets

What are some of the materials used for kitchen cabinets

Posted by CabinetNow on 2018-12-19

Oak and Hickory woods are very strong and so they can handle lots of movement. Maple is hard and stiff to keep straight for a long time while Cherry has lightweight advantages, in combination with good strength and a beautiful wood grain. Alder is a softer hardwood, but is harder than pine so it is commonly used as a cabinet door frame, but it can be used as the panel. Ridged Thermofoil (RTF) cabinet doors are NOT really wood, but look like it and have a higher price tag to reflect their dent and stain resistance, as well as not being able to peel or bubble. We'd love to help you start buildin
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How to Install Shelving in Cabinets

How to Install Shelving in Cabinets

2018-03-16

Spacious cabinet interiors are nice for holding taller items and creating lots of arm room for you to rummage around in, but they often leave too much wasted space in terms of vertical storage.In such cases, the best thing you can do to increase your cabinet’s performance is introduce some additional shelving.The method of shelving installation we’re covering here is excellent for its quick completion time, easily adjustable nature, and sturdy long-lasting performance. So without further introduction, let’s get started!Materials ShelvesTo find an appropriately sized shelf,
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6 Must-Have DIY Cabinet Construction Tools

6 Must-Have DIY Cabinet Construction Tools

2018-03-16

As any home Do-It-Yourselfer will tell you, having the right tools for a project can make all the difference between a fun afternoon, and a day-long headache.The same is true when it comes to working with cabinets, from cutting and building a new cabinet box, to making modifications to your existing doors and drawers, there are some tools that are almost always helpful to have on-hand.To make sure your next cabinet construction job goes off without a hitch, check out these 6 must-have home tools.Laser LevelThis handy tool is one part level, one part laser pointer, and it wo
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Deciding on Shelf and Drawer Options for Custom Cabinets

Deciding on Shelf and Drawer Options for Custom Cabinets

2018-03-16

When building custom cabinets, storage is definitely something you want to think about before going any further with your project. Both shelves and drawers play a significant role in organizing items and maximizing space. To build your cabinets, you’ll need to know what sizes you need for shelving and drawers alike.Cabinets in The KitchenCustom kitchen cabinets require drawers for small utensils like silverware and measuring cups, while bigger drawers can come in handy for bowls, cleaning supplies, and more.Cabinets in the BathroomFor custom bathroom cabinets, shelves
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3 Reasons To Consider A Kitchen Remodel

3 Reasons To Consider A Kitchen Remodel

2018-03-15

Whether it is cooking or cleaning, most people spend more time in their kitchen than they think. Keeping this in mind, you need to ensure that your kitchen is functional and beautiful. The functionality of your kitchen is essential and if it is no longer working for you might need to consider a kitchen remodel. A kitchen remodel takes time and is a decision that should not be made quickly. But how do you know when it’s time to call in a designer and upgrade? To make your decision easier, here are three signs that you may need to consider a kitchen remodel. 1. You Don't Have Enough Space
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6 Reasons Why Summer Is The Best Time To Remodel

6 Reasons Why Summer Is The Best Time To Remodel

2018-03-15

From the weather to seasonal sales, for many people, summer is the most incredible time of the year. For homeowners, summer time is also the best time to remodel. Before you start knocking down walls in the middle of winter, and here’s why: 1. The Weather Depending on the climate that you live in, you need to ask your contractor what the best of year is to remodel. The weather that you choose to remodel in can either speed up the process or slow it down. Whether you want to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, as a general rule avoid months that are cold and wet. Summer weather makes r
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The Best Position for Bathroom Cabinets

The Best Position for Bathroom Cabinets

2018-03-14

Bathroom cabinets are often discounted as unimportant. While nothing could be further from the truth, there are practical reasons for this. One problem is that this is a wet, steamy environment and if ventilation isn’t adequate this could affect whatever is being stored in the bathroom.So, instead of having cabinets and cupboards to store towels where they are needed these are often stored with bed linen in another room. Similarly, makeup and personal items like deodorant and face cream are often kept in the bedroom.Certainly, the size of a bathroom will determine the
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