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!
Come see how we gave her cabinets a custom upgrade in a few minutes! Just click the Play Button below to watch!
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!
How to Make Builder Grade Cabinets Look Custom
1. Cut and Glue the Craft Boards
Once we cut the frame pieces to size, we applied wood glue to the back of the craft boards.
2. Attach the Craft Boards to the Cabinet
We attached the craft boards with 5/8″ pin nails.
3. Toe Kick
This cabinet has a toe kick so there is extra space on the bottom. We cut another 4″ piece to fit.
4. Diagonal Pieces
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.
5. Wood Filler
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!
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