Kitchen Cabinet Doors - Carpentry - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-29-2009, 08:56 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 10

Kitchen cabinet doors

I have just sanded my cabinet doors in the kitchen that used to be painted white and I want to stain them, I plan to use the exsisting door handle hole on the cabinet doors. But each cabinet door has old holes from the old door handles, and was filled in with some kind of wood filler that does not stain well at all. How do I go about fixing this?


LOUSY CARPENTER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 09:52 PM   #2
Old School
Willie T's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Petersburg, FL Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond them.
Posts: 3,634
Rewards Points: 2,000

Dig out the old junk a neatly as you can. A stainable filler can be made from sawdust from the same doors, and HIDE glue (only hide glue!). Hide glue is about the only glue that will take stains...... and sometimes the match still isn't all that good. Refill the holes with your homemade putty, and sand it smooth. Then try playing with stains. Sometimes several different hues of stain used with a tiny artist's brush can help you match grain patterns. You gotta get creative here.


"True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and only that which is."
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Willie T
Willie T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 09:08 AM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 27
Rewards Points: 25

If trying to match the stain isn't working, you can always buy cover plates to use behind the handles. most stores selling handles have these
plates, they come in several styles and finishes..
frazierdavidson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 07:07 PM   #4
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Baker, Montana
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10

I have had pretty good luck using "Plastic Wood" it can be bought in different colors and takes stain fairly good. I have been using the natural on oak and it does a good job. They also make some marker pens in different wood stains. So if you need to touch up the stain this might be an option. Steve
sawduststeve is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for suggestions on kitchen cabinet stain attached Rhizzlebop Interior Decorating 15 04-05-2010 02:43 PM
Installing kitchen cabinet in precise manner janny Carpentry 8 01-15-2008 10:59 PM
Help! Our contractor made our kitchen cabinet door stain TOO ORANGE! Nikki99 Painting 12 11-19-2007 11:45 PM
average cost for kitchen cabinet refinish sil Painting 4 11-05-2007 10:24 PM
Steps to lacquering my kitchen cabinet doors? Bacardi 151 Interior Decorating 7 05-04-2007 08:00 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1