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Old 02-09-2014, 08:03 AM   #1
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I built this cabinet for under my sink thinking that I would just use the old cabinet doors to match the rest of the kitchen. However, the cabinet doors looked really junky when I put them on (even with new hinges). I thought about making new doors. Can anyone point me towards a good resource on how to do that (saw a previous post on this so Im not using mdf)?

Also, I was looking at hardware and I was wondering if anyone has used the "Compact Blumation" hardware? I have seen mixed reviews. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:41 AM   #2
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No center stile?
An opening that size should have two doors.
Considered buying premade doors?

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Yes, there are 2 doors. The old cabinet did not have a center stile. Is that really necessary? I have better access without one.
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You don't need the center style on that cabinet. I've made doors like yours that were made to be painted out of 3/4" thick cabinet grade plywood. Easy enough to cut the rabbet on the underside and then use a router with a 3/8" rounding over bit for the outside. Plywood shouldn't have any voids, but if you run into any small ones, easy enough to fill. If your have a drill press, get the proper size Forster bit for the euro style hinges.
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:28 PM   #5
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Do you need to cut a rabbet in the doors? or can they just close flush against the cabinet?
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I now have blumotion hidden hinges on 4 of my wall cabinets. Just placed an order yesterday for new lower cabinets, and am going will all blumotion hinges. I love them so far, have had them since the Summer.
I bought the doors from a Conestoga Wood dealer I found online.
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There are lots of options out there in terms of premade doors. It could save you some time....that you could use on another project. But if you're motivated to make doors--go for it!
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Those are 3/8?" inset doors.Buy some quality ply.Cut to size.3/4" over on the height and 3/8 " over on the width since you have no center stile.Run a 3/8" dado or router on all but the center.A 1.4" roundover on the face .Apply hinges and hang.
The Blum hinges are nice but won't match existing.Go to the hardware store and buy 3/8 inset hinges to match.

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