Replacing kitchen cabinets with birch plywood, by Joyce

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I have 3 panels Made 3 new kitchen cabinets of 18 mm thick. I milled them and moved the hinges from the old cabinets. This gives a very natural effect instead of the boring yellow kitchen cabinets that were there before.

Custom kitchen doors

I measured the old cabinets and found exactly the same size panels ordered from I then calculated how wide the strips would have to be if I had a milling width of 8 mm, which worked out at 4.2 cm.... (see Excel file) for the large and small panels, this of course had to be done. are exactly the same. By guiding the cutter with a long slat, I was able to make very nice cutters of 8 mm wide and 8 mm deep. You can also see the wood pattern very nicely through it at this depth at this distance. With the Wolfcraft hinge drill I placed the old cabinets on the new ones and drilled through the hinge holes, this is very simple. I drilled the holes for the handles, after which I sanded everything very well and varnished it with SIGMAVAR WS MATT. This varnish remains very nice and matt and the wood does not discolour at all. Tip: order the small door as a trial so that you can test milling and hang it to see if the project will be successful. We painted the rest of the kitchen, see before-after photo :-)

The dimensions of the plywood

The dimensions of the 2 large panels are: 86.0 x 59 .4 cm. These have only been sawn, not finished.
The size of the small panel is: 86.0 x 29.4 cm

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