We are back with the next episode of our sisters Shanty House Crash series! Last week, we added height to her cabinets and this week, we are showing you How to Make Builder Grade Cabinets Look Custom!
Builder Grade Cabinets
Most builder-grade cabinets have a blank space at the end (if they aren’t between walls). While this isn’t horrible, it’s not the custom look we are going for. So, we came up with a quick, cheap and easy solution!
Come see how we gave her cabinets a custom upgrade in a few minutes! Just click HERE or the box below to watch!
Super easy, right?!
We only used our Ryobi Miter Saw, our 18-gauge pin nailer and wood glue.
The hobby boards that we used can be found at Home Depot. We used 4″ and 2″ pieces. You can see them HERE. You can usually find them on the same isle as the edge-glued round panels.
Here’s a bit of the step-by-step process below!
Once we cut the frame pieces to size, we applied wood glue to the back of the craft boards.
We attached the craft boards with 5/8″ pin nails.
This cabinet has a toe kick so there is extra space on the bottom. We cut another 4″ piece to fit.
You can do any design on the sides. We decided to play off of the vent hood cover and do a barn door trim design. The easiest way to get the best fit is to hold the pieces up, mark where they should be cut and line up the miter saw to cut right on the mark.
Once the hobby boards were attached, we filled the cracks with wood filler. You can find our favorite wood filler HERE!
We gave the cabinets 3 coats of paint. You can find the paint we used HERE.
That was it! Such a custom impact for very little time and money!
Linking to all the Builder Grade Cabinets sources below!
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