Shaker Style Cabinet Doors

Shaker Style Cabinet Doors
Shaker Style Cabinet Doors

This kitchen redesign has been my greatest endeavor yet, and certainly the best time! When we were hoping to purchase this house I knew point of fact something must be finished with the kitchen. On the brilliant side the cupboards are strong oak and were in general extraordinary condition, however they were covered, and I mean covered in oil.

This house was an abandonment, yet I’m almost certain that whoever lived here before us browned sustenance in the kitchen every day. I faded it twice, however it simply should be totally revamped. Since I was beginning off with level entryways, I needed to transform them into shaker style cupboards some way or another. I have constantly adored Shaker Style Cabinets.

After bunches of research and arranging – I made an arrangement. I quickly considered making totally new entryways, however as you may expect, that can cost a considerable amount. What I wound up doing is changing my level entryways into shaker style cupboards by just adding trim to the entryways.

I was stunned how simple this met up. It is tedious, yet not troublesome… I guarantee. This may get somewhat long, so how about we bounce ideal in might we. You will require a few supplies. It took me around 100 treks to the handyman shop, so perhaps I can enable you to decrease that number a bit.

This instructional exercise will be for how I really changed the entryways into shaker style cupboards. I will impart to you my procedure for painting kitchen cupboards and entryways tomorrow. How to build raised panel cabinet doors?


  • 1 or 2 sheets of 4×8 1/4″ plywood tore down into 2.5″ strips
  • Miter Saw
  • Nail Gun
  • Orbital Sander
  • Detail Sander
  • Wood Filler
  • Putty Knife
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DISCLAIMER: I am a DIYer, not an expert craftsman. This is a spending well disposed arrangement I found to change my kitchen without burning up all available resources. These entryways are NOT flawless, yet you would need to look entirely elusive an issue with them. I all the time see my errors, and when I’m in my kitchen, I see nothing I lament. If you don’t mind utilize this as a guide and as recommendations. Utilize all apparatuses with alert! I am not in charge of any blunders you may experience when utilizing this instructional exercise as a guide.

To begin you will initially need to evacuate every one of the entryways and equipment from your bureau bases, clean them with a quite solid cleaner, and sand them down. I began with 80 coarseness sand paper, at that point 150, and completed it with 220 coarseness sandpaper utilizing my Ryobi Orbital Sander. Like I specified my cupboards are oak. I’m not by and by an aficionado of the wide grain in oak, so I was endeavoring to smooth it out however much as could reasonably be expected. Make sure to wipe it clean thus that there is no tidy left on the entryways.

When they are altogether sanded it’s an ideal opportunity to take a shot at the trim (plywood strips). The super decent individuals at the handyman shop tore down my plywood for me. This spared me tons and huge amounts of time and in all probability loads of dissatisfaction. I quantified every one of my entryways and settled on running with a trim width of 2.5″ and I’m exceptionally content with that size. So once you have this done you will leave with loads of 8′ portions of plywood. Measure each of your entryways separately before slicing your trim to the extent of your entryway. I get a kick out of the chance to run with the entire measure twice cut once hypothesis! ; )

I did full length strips vertically in the first place, and after that filled in the tops and bottoms between those two strips. Make certain to mull over this when you are measuring for your even strips. My entryways have a marginally adjusted edge, so I gauged right were the adjusting begun, this leaves a little lip outwardly of all my trim.

When you have your pieces cut you will see that within the plywood isn’t strong wood. I took every one of my pieces, stood them on their sides and sanded that part down as much as I could with the 220 coarseness sandpaper. It won’t be flawless, yet when you apply the preliminary and paint, it will fill that in insignificant well.

When you have your pieces cut and the edges sanded, utilizing your Ryobi Airstrike Nailer, nail each trim peace onto the entryway beginning with your two vertical pieces, and afterward your even pieces. Nail in the middle to start with, at that point move to the finishes.

When you have every one of your entryways construct it’s an ideal opportunity to get out the wood filler. Progress toward becoming companions with this stuff. You will utilize it A LOT! Fill in every one of the spaces between the trim pieces and the nail openings in the trim. In the event that you have any profound scratches or gaps in your entryways, now is a decent time to repair those also. Following the bearings on your holder let dry, and sand with 220 coarseness sandpaper until smooth.

I picked not to caulk within and outside edges of the trim. There weren’t any holes between the trim and entryway, so I skipped it. It worked out well for me, however in the event that you’re a super fussbudget, you might need to caulk here. I took my detail sander and sand the edges of the plywood again in any spots where it looked somewhat harsh. It is delicate within and I needed it to be as smooth as could be expected under the circumstances. DIY shaker cabinet doors once more, caulk in the event that you need, however the groundwork and paint made an awesome showing with regards to of concealing it for me.