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ordjen
Re: Moving cabinet handles from the CENTER to the corner

Kevin,

Just one more observation: Just my opinion, but if you go through with replacing the panels and need to varnish the panels, consider lowering the sheen of the varnish on the new panels and the existing door frames and base cabinets. The high gloss just highlights the grainy nature of oak. I think they would look nicer with a satin varnish.

If you choose some type of contrasting panel which does not need varnish, consider using spray cans of varnish for the existing frames. They are quick drying and will leave a brush free surface. They will also lend themselves to using them a little at a time as you work your way through the kitchen. A brush would have to be constantly cleaned out or wrapped up tightly. Liquid varnishes also lose their solvents when opened repeatedly, the spray cans retain theirs. MinWax in the spray cans is an excellent product, easier to use than the brushing version.

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: Moving cabinet handles from the CENTER to the corner

Bondo and paint. That era of dark stained oak gets no respect, deservedly so. White paint, or off-white is desirable, maybe an umber or Van Dyke Brown glaze to highlight all that molding; Then would be more in accordance with current trends.
Casey

MLB Construction
Re: Moving cabinet handles from the CENTER to the corner

the self sticking veneer can be purchased at any cabinet shop or bought ******. most cabinet shops will have to order it. you can get it in almost any type of wood.

kevinw
Re: Moving cabinet handles from the CENTER to the corner

Thanks everyone! I greatly appreciate the feedback. You all really know your stuff. Once I figure out the option we go with, I will report back and post progress pics.

Thanks again. This forum is a g o l d mine of good advice.

hammy56
Re: Moving cabinet handles from the CENTER to the corner

thanks a lot

hrtlopez
Re: Moving cabinet handles from the CENTER to the corner
kevinw wrote:

Thanks everyone! I greatly appreciate the feedback. You all really know your stuff. Once I figure out the option we go with, I will report back and post progress pics.

Thanks again. This forum is a g o l d mine of good advice.

Hello,

I was searching the internet for the exact same problem in my kitchen that you have (actually our kitchens look very similar). I have been looking for a fix for the cabinet handles and I was wondering what you decided to do with your cabinets and would you mind sharing advice and maybe even some before and after pictures. Got to love the 70's right? Thanks so much.

Akfair
Re: Moving cabinet handles from the CENTER to the corner

When you remove the hardware, fill in the hole with paintable wood putty or glue. Using as small amount as possible. Then when dry use a paint stain pen as close a match to original color and fill in putty spot. It will look like a grainy part of the wood and hardly noticeable. Good luck!:rolleyes:

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