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Restoring Old Cabinet Doors – Why Not Do It Yourself?

After completing Cabinet Restorations in Florence and Portland, MT I was fascinated at the thought of restoring old cabinet doors. As we have moved to Grantsburg, WV, we have often looked at antique door models and completed them on our own. However, when it comes to cabinet restorations in Florence and Portland, MT, there are many experienced cabinet restorers available to help. I was eager to find someone who was “just as good” as the professional cabinet makers of the past. So I contacted a local cabinet restorer that is well known and popular.

Our cabinet doors were restored by Dan Curtz who restored the woodwork from scratch including all of the hardware. The cabinet faces were repainted with an ultra-light wash and primer was applied to complete the project. It was then prepared for the woodworker to complete the cabinet face following the same procedure. Once Dan finished up with the interior trim, our old cabinet doors were stained with the same ultra-light wash to bring out the color as it had been years ago.

Today, we have many choices of color, stain, etc. in regards to our cabinet doors. I think that Dan has done an excellent job restoring them. The woodwork has been completely sanded and re-sealed to assure the wood’s durability.

When it comes to the hardware of the cabinet doors, I believe that Dan did a nice job also. I have seen other individuals who have done their own restorations, and theirs do not look nearly as good as Dan’s. I think he did a nice job using the same manufacturer, however. The knobs and pulls look as they have always done. The drawers, however, are much better than they were in Dan’s original restorations.

As far as the cabinet itself, I think Dan has nailed it. The drawers are extremely sturdy, and they hold up well to the years of use. In fact, I hardly even notice that they are there anymore! I think the quality of wood that he used for the restorations is superb, and you could definitely tell that someone spent quite a bit of time and effort in restoring this piece.

Restoring cabinet doors can be done. If you have cabinets sitting around your home, or if you want to add some charm and functionality to them, why not consider doing it yourself? With a little help from some instructions and some scrap materials, you can accomplish a quality job restoring your own cabinet doors. You don’t have to spend a lot of money either. There are plenty of do it yourself kits available on the Internet, which makes it very easy to begin. For more details on this visit www.louisvillecabinetrefinishingandrefacing.com.