All posts filed under: Kitchen Cabinet Reno

Kitchen Cabinet Reno – Door Design

The big challenge with the renovation of my kitchen cabinets: How to make new doors that look good but don’t take forever to build. Also, I want to spend as little money on them as reasonably possible. I get very little shop time during the week and when I can build things on the weekends, I usually have just a few hours at the most each day to spend in my workshop. I don’t want this project to take forever, but the reality is renovating my kitchen cabinets is a big job for a weekend woodworker. So speed will be most important as I consider the design of the doors. If you take the basic door design which today is called Shaker, each additional detail added also adds time to the build process. But I don’t want just basic doors. In fact, I don’t like most Shaker doors. They are too plain. So I do want to add some visual interest. But again, these details should be as simple as possible; nothing too complex. Remember …

I Embark on a Massive Project – Renovating my Kitchen Cabinets

Several years ago, I was interviewed on a woodworking podcast. A common question with such interviews is “What are you working on?” There is also the very similar, “What’s on your bench?” The natural follow-up then is “what do you plan to do next?” At the time, I had contemplated my next project being building new cabinets for our kitchen. Upon telling them this, both of the guys interviewing me let out a collective sigh; it was more like a groan really. I made a mental note of this and asked them about their response. It seems that building kitchen cabinets is viewed by some as a dreaded chore. If you consider the demolition which normally comes with replacing kitchen cabinets, I suspect it could be just that, a dreaded chore. This was not an encouraging moment. Our house was built in the early 1980s. It is a modest home, a whole lot larger than our starter house, but not as big as others. I think of it as a cottage which is a good …