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Old 07-13-2013, 09:23 AM   #1
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Well, the wife has it in her head that we need to redo the kitchen. Given our budget, we are looking to redo the current cabinets and install new doors and hardware as the current cabinets are built in. Now my question is, has anyone had any good experience with any of the resurfacing kits that are out there, or am I going to have to grin and bare the sanding process and take eveything down to bare wood?

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No one here can see what your cabinets look like, or what there made of.
Some pictures and some more info would be a big help.

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get real wood doors. i have seen refacers that use a (oh, idk how to say it ) vinyl sticker over mdf. that looks like real wood. they look ok. but if you look close you can see they are cheap.
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Donít bother trying to reface the doors and cabinetsÖI have seen resurfaced cabinets and in my option itís not that good. Bite the bullet and get all new.
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How skilled are you in carpentry?
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How skilled are you in carpentry?
I would say avg. Maybe not good enough to pull off this job but thought I would ask anyway. Maybe new cabinets are the only way to go.

Joe- I will post some pics tonight if I remember. Totally forgot about this thread so I apologize for the delay.

To the rest- I appreciate the responses.
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If they are the old site built cabinets, new cabinetry is for sure the way to go. It lets you tweak the layout for greater utility. Most refacing doesn't last but a few years if it involves "veneering" the existing faceframes.
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If they are the old site built cabinets, new cabinetry is for sure the way to go. It lets you tweak the layout for greater utility. Most refacing doesn't last but a few years if it involves "veneering" the existing faceframes.
Good point and it is all site built cabinets. I also do not like the layout of the kitchen but there is not a whole lot of room to work with either. Looks like it's going to end up being a whole kitchen demo for me in the future.

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