Tips and tricks to avoid flaws in Kitchen cabinet refacing projects

Posted By Joseph Phillips on Nov 6, 2016 |


Cabinets and wooden cupboards add style and elegance to the interior of our homes. If the cabinets are made to compliment the interior and overall design of your home, it may double the value of your home. It is also a fact that there are numerous ways and techniques which can be used to give a new look to your kitchen cabinets. Some people love to have simple and modern looking cabinets, while some need historical designs and styles from the past. No matter which style you prefer, you can bring innovation and beauty to make them unique and great looking anytime when you need.

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Most of the times when people need to give a new look to their interior, they tend to start from the kitchen cabinet refacing work.

Due to the fact, it is easier, offers flexibility and provides a number of options for you to apply and experiment.

In case you have planned a DIY project for refacing your kitchen cabinets, you will be very careful in doing so. It is important because when you are doing it yourself, you may not be able to make precise measurements or may miss out some details due to inexperience.

Here are a few things which can help you perform all tasks in a better and accurate manner.

Make sure you cut the materials accurately

The most important thing is that you should cut the materials which can be plywood and veneer, in a very careful way. The measurements should be made accurate and cut the pieces accordingly. In case you cannot cut or don’t have the correct tools to cut the materials and coatings in an accurate manner, you will not get the perfect finishing and it will give a negative effect on your cabinets.

Make sure you use the fast acting glue and apply carefully

Using quality glue is also important. Because it will make sure you will have a perfect finish and you will not have to fix the plywood and veneer again and again. The glue should be of high quality and fast acting to make sure it sticks the plywood and the veneer cutting firmly within seconds.

Don’t use thick or oversized nails

If you need to put in some nail to fix some heavy components on your cabinets, you should be using fine nails instead of huge sized nails. Thick nails can ruin the surface and will ruin the overall look of your finished cabinet.

Never leave the veneer un-pressed

Veneer coatings and tapes should be pressed properly. You can use the specific tool or a plain block of wood to smoothly but strongly press the surface on all sides. This will help you to get things fixed right on the spot without leaving any bubbles on the sheet.

Don’t hit the veneer using a hammer

Don’t use a hammer or hit the veneer using a hammer as it will put scratches on it. You may use a piece of plywood or wood to press the areas where needed.