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Need to replace any cabinet doors?
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mud    Posted 12-16-2004 at 07:56:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
thought i'd share this outfit with ya'll. we been using them for years with very good results.
it has become cheaper to have these folks fabricate doors and drawer boxes then muddle through it on our own.

if you want to change the look of your kitchen, or build some cabinets then this company can be a big help, and good time saver too.

they are walzcraft in lacrosse, wi. they have a website too.

i think the world of these people. if you got a project you been thinking about but dont have the equipment or time to build the doors then consider them.

mud


tacon1    Posted 12-16-2004 at 10:16:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Their website says they only sell to pros, not homeowners.


mud    Posted 12-16-2004 at 12:09:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
if they will sell to a wood cobbler like me, i know they'd sell to you. they even advertise that
they will sell a single door.

give them a call and see. get aholt of customer service. they got an 800 # tooo--


dig    Posted 12-16-2004 at 08:16:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Been thinking about redoing some of the cabinets. Never knew these people existed, and I live about a hundred miles from La Crosse.


mud    Posted 12-16-2004 at 09:12:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
you can save a ton on redoing your kitchen. new face frames and doors make a big difference. new cabinets are not always needed.

this last bookcase & cabinet job i did had boocoo sheets of poplar and birch plywood. use 3/8" mdo for the back panels when cabinets get painted. we dado and rabbit everything. glue too.

we also use 1/4" shelf pins and have the hole for the pins drilled at 1 inch intervals. that way you can add a shelf when needed, or adjust the height to fit the can goods or such. an outfit in iowa (wooodhaven) makes a jim dandy pin template.
you can build your own, but woodhaven's is dead on and easy to use.

only trouble with tearing up your kitchen is the dust you got to deal with until you finish it up.
well, that and taking the mrs. out to eat most nights! lol

mud


deadcarp    Posted 12-16-2004 at 08:04:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
now that might be handy - about the easiest upgrade in a kitchen is change the cabinet doors. hey when i was a kid we had yellow curtains on the cabinets. with flowers on them - mom had a matching apron. don't get much fancier than that, does it?


mud    Posted 12-16-2004 at 09:23:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
doors and drawers- thats it.

drawers- full extend glides is the only way to go. not that much more. when you pull out the drawer it comes out the full distance. that way you can get those corn cob spears that always find their way to the back of the utensil drawer.

doors. i like a door to fit inside the face frame. looks neater. several outfits make mortise-less hinges. we have had good luck with amerock. blum makes a terrific flush door hinge but man oh man, they are pricey.

if you go with a painted door consider paint grade poplar for stiles and rails and mdf for the panels. believe it or not, mdf is more stable as a panel than poplar. easier to paint up too.

we get the drawer boxes sent to us kd (knock down)
they are easy to assemble and glue up. it will save you a goodly amount on shipping too.



Grove r    Posted 12-16-2004 at 08:24:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Comments:
Biggest mistake I made was having the manufacturer put the cupboards in the house we live in..."mac-tak" and sawdust board, short screws on all the hinges....and was told they were "real wood"...well I guess half right.....all the cupboards I have built for other people, and myself, and I have to put up with these.....my belief is, three quarter inch plywood and GOOD hardwood lumber...on everything..NO sawdust board!! As far as decorating? the sky is the limit...all kinds off molding out there, good stuff, too.... same as those stupid bifold doors.....only thing they are fairly good for is shelving.....in the basement or garage....maybe.... rant is over.....have a good one, R.E.L.




mud    Posted 12-16-2004 at 09:30:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have hung a car load of bi-folds. they are a poor choice over a hinged door. most people dont know how to keep them adjusted, and they are like vw valve trains-- need adjusting all the time!

i installed a 9 light pocket door the other day. the glass was etched and frosted. someone (i aint saying who) forgot it was there and shot a 8 penny nail into it while putting up shelf cleating. what a mess. no broken glass thank goodness. didnt make much $ that day! lol


deadcarp    Posted 12-16-2004 at 08:51:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
your 3/4" plywood comment reminded me - one time when i had all the tools, i thought well, why not save weigt, just frame out an end panel, skin it with 1/4" and have nice rails for the drawers? you know how much extra it woulda cost to go piecemeal? nope, use the solid stuff, add screws & glue anywhere and save all that assembly :)


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