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  • The Shaker Door

    Shaker doors are one of the most versatile doors in cabinetry. Depending on how you use them these doors can make your kitchen look sleek and modern, or rustic and charming but having a door that has so many different looks can be dangerous. If your not careful you could end up with hardware that doesn't match your doors or doors that don't match your kitchen.

    Before you start ordering you need to establish what your goal is with your project. Do you want your kitchen to have a modern feel? Or do you want a classic country kitchen? Or maybe you want that high end clean feel that comes from clean lines and bright white paint. If you are going to paint them how will they look next to your appliances? Are you going to use knobs and pulls? If so what finish do you prefer and how will it look with your paint choice? Its important to answer these questions before ordering.

    If you are remodeling to sell you will want your kitchen to appeal to as many buyers as possible which currently means white shaker doors.  For this we highly recommend our Paint Grade Poplar with MDF panel Shaker Doors. These doors are also great if you are looking to give your kitchen a modern feel by painting them a darker color such as grey or olive green. If you want a more rustic look you can choose one of our Select woods such as our Select Red Oak or our Select Hickory.

  • Customer Pictures

    We wanted to share some images our customers have sent in to us over the last few weeks. These looks were all accomplished using doors we sell on our site.

  • How to stain unfinished cabinet doors

    It is becoming a popular choice nowadays to stain cabinets. This article will explain the steps you need to take to achieve your goal of a clean professional custom look in your newly remodeled kitchen, bathroom or just about anywhere else you may be installing cabinets.

    Supplies and tools you need to stain and finish your replacement cabinet doors or drawer fronts.

    • Drop cloth.
    • A sponge tipped brush or old rag for application.
    • Stain of your choice.
    • Finish of your choice.
    • A stir stick for mixing.
    • Rubber gloves.

     

    A great way to save money on a kitchen or bathroom remodel is to get unfinished replacement cabinet doors or drawer fronts and stain them yourself. Staining kitchen or bathroom cabinet doors is a fairly simple task to do. Anyone can take this project and get the job done in just a day or two if you apply a clear finish coat after staining the cabinet doors or drawer fronts.

    Step 1: Apply the Stain

    Now that you have your unfinished replacement cabinet doors and drawer fronts sanded, begin applying the stain. Start by using your sponge tipped brush or rag for application and make sure to go in a circular motion to let the stain absorbs in the wood. Make a final pass going with the grain of the wood for a final even finish.

    Step 2: Apply the Finish

    Now that you have the stain applied you can now finish your cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Stain is for the color of the cabinets; it does not protect the wood. If you used an oil-based stain, use an oil-based polyurethane for a finish. Apply two coats of this and that will ensure your wood’s protection.

    Step 3: Enjoy your new cabinets

    Install your cabinet doors and drawer fronts and enjoy your newly finished replacement cabinet doors!

  • How To Paint My Kitchen Cabinet Doors

     

    How to paint your unfinished kitchen or bathroom cabinet doors and drawer fronts, along with any separate wood pieces or moldings that you are using.

    Step One:

    First you will want to apply an even coat of primer-sealer to all surfaces of the cabinet doors or drawer fronts to ensure a well-bonded finish coat.  The advantage to a primer-sealer is that it provides a good base for semi-gloss, water-based paint.  Water-based finishes are easier to work with and provide a durable finish.

    Step Two:

    Now you can begin to paint your cabinet doors, If there is any parts that have raised or routed features, be sure to flow the paint into crevices and corners, but don’t allow it to accumulate in these spots always apply paint in thin, light coats, but be sure to cover all areas of your cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Thin coats leave fewer visible brushstrokes and dry more quickly. Don’t lay the paint on thickly and don’t overwork the brush — if you have too many brush strokes it will create air bubbles in the finish, leaving bumps and pits when it dries on your cabinet doors or drawer fronts.

    Allow the paint to dry that you have applied to your newly coated kitchen or bathroom cabinets for at least four hours between coats. When dry, resand all surfaces lightly to prepare them for the second coat. Wipe away all sanding dust with a tack cloth then repaint. Two coats of quality paint are usually all that is necessary, but you may want to add a third coat because kitchen cabinets take lots of punishment from cooking heat and day-to-day use, and wood surfaces need all the protection they can get.

    Materials/Tools

    Primer sealer

    Semi-gloss or Matte Finish Paint

    Fine-grit sandpaper

    Sanding block

    Steel wool

    Tack cloth

    Paint applicator (Brush/Roller)

    Drop cloth

  • White Kitchen Cabinet Doors

    Paint grade

    At fastcabinetdoors.com we offer a cost effective way to get that classy modern look in your kitchen or bathroom by offering our customers Rigid Thermo Foil (RTF) cabinet doors in a few different white color options.

    Rigid Thermo Foil is a vinyl sheet laminated onto a pressed fiberboard. RTF is a long-lasting material, making it a popular choice for do-it-yourself projects (DIY) and cabinetmakers around the world. RTF is a great option and is very inexpensive when you compare it to other materials such as real wood cabinet doors or drawer fronts.

     White Shaker Door Style                                   White Revere Door Style

    A-312-312A                                       A-315-315A

  • Affordable Home Improvement

    Affordable way to increase your house value.

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    When you have a limited amount of money to spend on improving your home you want to put your money where it counts to have the best return in the future. Choosing the right DIY (do it yourself) projects that will increase the value of your home and your enjoyment of your house and making it more appealing to buyers

    Remodeling your kitchen can have a huge impact on your home’s value.

    Most people consider the kitchen to be the heart of the home, and because of this, updates in this room make a huge difference. According to HGTV, you can expect to recoup 60%-120% of your investment on a kitchen remodel, as long as you don’t go overboard in the process of your remodel.

    How to increase the value of your home by updating your kitchen cabinets.

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    Updating your cabinets can make a huge difference not only in your home’s value but in the appearance of your kitchen. Most people think that it will cost thousands of dollars to do a cabinet remodel but really you can do it for much less than that. Removing your dated cabinet doors and replacing them with new cabinet doors with a nice coat of finish can make all the difference in appearance of your cabinets in your kitchen at an affordable price.

    Replacing Your Kitchen Cabinet Doors.

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    The first and easiest way is to simply replace your existing doors, drawer fronts and hardware without doing anything at all to the boxes. Some of the most popular styles for replacement cabinet doors and drawer fronts are Revere, Shaker in red oak, knotty pine and paint grade MDF.

    FastCabinetDoors.com offers an extensive collection of custom made cabinet door styles in a variety of wood types. Custom replacement and new solid panel cabinet door styles, inset panel cabinet door styles, and everything in between, including unique cabinet door styles such as mitered and applied molding style  doors in many color options. For your quote and to place your order, select your door type.

     

    Alder Revere Door and Drawer Front other wood options available.

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    Cherry Shaker Door and Drawer Front other wood options available.

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  • How to measure your cabinet doors

    • 1

    Open the cabinet door and measure the width of the face frame. The face frame is the wood that sits behind the cabinet doors. It is usually 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide. Place the end of the tape against the left side and measure across to the right. This is the rough opening width.

    • 2

    Read the tape measure closely. Make certain that you include the fractions of the inch measurement. A tape measure is broken down into 1/16th of an inch measurements between whole inches. Count the marks to determine the fraction of an inch. For example, if the tape reads 5 plus 5 small lines, the measurement is 5 5/16ths of an inch.

    • 3

    Measure the face frame opening from the bottom to the top. Read the tape measure closely. This measurement will give you the rough  opening height.

    • 4

    Add 1" to the width and the height of your measurements from step 1 and 3 that will be your cabinet door or drawer front size.

    Note: Single doors – the doors require a ½” overlay on all 4 sides so for a single door, if you’re opening is 20”w x 20”h, the door size would be 21” w x 21” h. Double doors – the doors require a ½” overlay on all 4 sides so for a double door, if you’re opening is 20”w x 20”h, the door sizes would be (2) 10 1/2” w x 21” h.

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