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Poplar Frame With MDF Panel Cabinet Doors Can Be A Great Alternative

Poplar Frame With MDF Panel Cabinet Doors Can Be A Great Alternative
What are Poplar frame with MDF panel cabinet doors? They are doors that have a solid wood frame, also called stiles (vertical pieces) and rails (horizontal pieces) that surrounds an MDF center panel. This is really the best of both worlds for paint grade cabinet doors. It provides you with the strength and rigidity of a solid wood frame with the economy of an MDF center panel. While custom cabinet doors can be made in solid MDF or even 5 piece MDF this combination gives you a lot of strength and the extra holding power for hinge mounding screws. By using this combination of Poplar frame with MDF panel cabinet doors you have virtually limitless possibilities for cabinet door styles and designs. Most designs, such as Shaker style, bead board, raised panel, and even applied moulding cabinet doors can be produced with an MDF center panel. This is an ideal way to save money on your new paint grade custom cabinet doors and get the look that you desire. Although this use of combining a Poplar frame with MDF panel cabinet doors is certainly not new to the custom cabinet door industry, we feel it will continue to gain in popularity as an affordable upgrade from solid MDF and 5 piece MDF cabinet doors.
Wood other than the previously mentioned Poplar wood can also be used for wood and MDF panel cabinet doors. Quite commonly a lower grade of Alder wood, hard and soft Maple, or just about any smooth grained hardwood will work just fine for this application. There are also other options such as mixed hardwoods used for the frame of these types of doors that are potential cost saving ways to used scrap or off cuts in order to reduce final door costs. No matter what actual wood you decide to go with for your paint grade custom cabinet doors, Poplar frame with MDF panel cabinet doors are something worth considering for your next cabinet reface or cabinet updating project.