New Cabinet Doors
Cabinet doors are typically the first thing you see when you walk into a kitchen space. Cabinet doors can say a lot about the design and style of your kitchen. By simply replacing your cabinet doors you can make a drastic change in the look of your kitchen cabinets. With all of the various styles available for cabinet doors, the possibilities are virtually endless. Cabinet doors can be made in an economical paint grade style door, all the way up to high end Sapele, and Walnut cabinet doors.
Cabinet doors can be divided up into several categories. The first most basic style of cabinet door is the flat slab cabinet door. This type of door is very simple, just a basic slab or glue up of several boards of your chosen wood, sanded flat. Edge detailing can be added to give the door some additional visual interest. Although this door may be considered plain by some, it does have a very clean minimalist appearance, as well a more modern European look. The next category is the inset or recessed cabinet doors. These inset panel cabinet doors feature an inset panel that is flat and set in, or recessed from the front face of the door. Usually these type of cabinet doors have a small inner edge bead detail where the wooden frame and the panel meet, in some cases the doors are joined with a simple tongue and groove joint with no inner edge bead detail, this is typically called the Shaker style cabinet door.
Next we have the raised panel cabinet door. This door has a raised center panel, this panel is typically ¾” thick and the edges are shaped to fit into the inner edge groove detail. Once the panel is placed into the groove and the door glued together the panel sits flush with the face of the door. In centuries past the raised panel door was actually the back side of what was commonly displayed in furniture or case work. The shaped panel was usually crudely shaped with hand planes in order to fit into the door frame groove so only a flat panel was displayed into the room. Only later as did hand planes become more elaborate did the raised panel become an item of beauty up for display on the front of furniture. The last in cabinet door categories is the applied moulding cabinet door. This type of door can actually be either an inset or a raised panel door, but with the exception of a small moulding that is applied on the inner edge where the panel meets the stiles and rails of the cabinet door.
Those are the four main categories for cabinet doors. Of course all of these designs can have various styles of center panel options, such as flat or inset, bead board, vee groove, and raised panel. Also almost any style can be made from affordable paint grade materials to offer maximum cost savings for those that want the painted look. Which ever style you decide to go with for your kitchen remodel you can be assured there are plenty of designs that should be able to accommodate your design taste and décor style.