Trying to buy individual cabinet doors...

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Old 12-09-06, 05:31 PM
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Trying to buy individual cabinet doors...

I'm not happy with the look of my cabinet doors. However I'm happy with the cabinet box and look. I simply would like to replace my doors. I can't locate the manufacturer anymore.
I went to some stores in my area. All of them tell me that individual doors can not be ordered. Is this correct?
Does anyone know a manufacturer that allows to order doors only?
 
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There are door refacing kits available. Check at your big box stores. Some people report less than satisfactory results. Talked with someone last week who had door refacing done. The company covered the doors with laminate and the laminate was coming off.

For a quality refacing job by someone who specializes in providing new solid wood replacement doors, you can just about buy a new kitchen. The big cabinet manufacturers do not sell just doors.

They paint cabinets every day on HGTV. For slab (smooth) doors, wood moldings can be added. Perhaps painting would be an option to give you an updated look. Many paint cabinets, get a new counter, and update knobs/pulls for a new look.
 
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I have currently all in oak. I would prefer the "shaker" style door look over what I have. I definitely would like to have real wood doors.
I'm thinking about changing the color form a natural/gold oak look to white with visible wood grain. I figured I could get white doors and strip the current stain/lacquer from the box front and stain white.
 
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You might want to check with Sears in your area. Their online site does not show a picture of shaker style. Check out http://www.tapeease.com/DrPrcngIfo.htm for a quote. You can also Google for other companies for quotes. Don't forget you will likely want to replace drawer fronts.

Too, take your kitchen measurements to a local cabinet dealer for a quote on new cabinets. Then, you can make your own comparison. Take into consideration time involved in stripping and sealing doors if thinking of stripping white doors. Look for unfinished and then do your own white wash if you do not purchase new cabinets.

The look you want will be a specialty finish and will add $$ to your cost, too. Also, it may be difficult to find a manufacturer of pre-manufactured cabinets that offers the look you want. Thus, if your heart is set on that look & you can find unfinished doors and finish them yourself, it may be your best option.
 
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heres a link to a good book on the subject , as I recall it has a list of sources in the back

check out your library and see if it has a copy
http://books.google.com/books?id=UsqLRMBHDzYC&dq=reface+cabinet+book&pg=PP1&ots=jd7z1wEWew&sig=qil-6_URFpDk8YGW4YZSSz4P5Io&prev=http://www.google.com/search%3Fq%3Dreface%2Bcabinet%2Bbook%26ie%3Dutf-8%26oe%3Dutf-8%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-USfficial%26client%3Dfirefox-a&sa=X&oi=print&ct=result&cd=1#PPP1,M1
 
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I have been considering changing the doors on my kitchen cabinets. I found on site that has a number of different options. It is www.woodcabinetdoors.com/.

They seem to offer a number of different woods and patterns. I think it is a finish it yourself site, you could do what you want.

Dick
 
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Also you can do it through Rockler; not sure how pricey it is but I've done business with them for years and am always happy:

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?Offerings_ID=5986&TabSelect=Details
 
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You may want to check locally, too. I have one guy in our area, and that is all he does, build cabinet doors. We build the cabinets, and order the doors from him. He sees the cabinet materials and finish, and does a great job in matching them.
 
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Although I've never inspected one of these doors in person, I stumbled upon an ebay seller who has shaker cabinet doors at an amazing price. Too good to be true?, maybe, but at that price I would consider ordering one to look at.

http://stores.ebay.com/Cindys-Remodeling-Stuff_Cabinet-Doors_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ4529941QQftidZ2QQtZkm

There is a note that says local pickup only, maybe they will allow a carrier to pick them up?
 
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I've had good luck ordering cabinet doors online at:

http://www.ameradoor.com

They have a good variety of styles and woods - you choose what you want and send them the dimenisions. I ordered maple doors from them for about $40 a piece, which is less than half what a local cabinet shop quoted me.
 
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http://www.decore.com/products.asp#
http://www.dreeswoodproducts.com/
 
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