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My husband and I just bought our first home and we are so excited to begin our kitchen remodel. However, we are on a tight budget. We have solid mahongoney cabinet doors that are flat. They are painted blue (insert finger in mouth and make gag noise) and we will be repainting them. At first we were going to add trim to them to give them some detail, but then a neighbor sugguested adding some detail with a router (FREE got me excited). I just want to know what that would look like -I am not even allowed to touch my husbands router- and that is how I found this forum. Anyone have any projects they have done or know of that would help me figure out if this is something we want to do? Thanks
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Courtney, if you look in the Show and Tell section you will see some photos of member work. Routers will cut many different profiles with ease and require little or no sanding. Spend some time reading and you will find what you are looking for.

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I did look in the show and tell and did not see what I was looking for. I saw a lot of beautiful cabinets, but we are not rebuilding the doors we just want to router some detail about 2 in inside the perimeter of the door. Do you know of any projects in there that you could link?
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Greetings Courtney and welcome to the router forums, we are glad to have you join us.

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Welcome to the forum, Courtney.

Maybe a plunging profile bit around the 2" mark could give a new look (after you remove that paint.....LOL)

This could be a steep learning curve, but search the forum for templates and guides.

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Ah, your first house. Great adventures lie ahead.

Refurbishing existing cabinets can be fun, with a range of outcomes. My suggestion would be to take it one step at a time. Stripping the old paint, and learning about the range of chemical strippers available in the process, is the obvious first step. You could sand them down and repaint at that point. Simple and easy.

Adding detail, however, opens up other issues. After stripping, examine the construction of the doors carefully. Are they really "solid wood" (boards glued together at the edge to form the panels), or are they of a "solid wood" core with a veneer surface? The difference can effect what you do, and how it will look. Repainting simplifies things, compared to staining and varnishing, of course, as the paint will hide things like variations in the construction.

Changing the edge profile should be possible without changing the actual outside dimensions of the doors. Adding a detail to the face of the doors (such as making them appear to be frame-and-panel style), however, is more problematic, or at least potentially so. For example, routing a groove around the boundary may release internal stresses in the boards used to make the panel, which might cause the door to warp. Unfortunately, there is no way to know this in advance. So, it's good to have a back-up plan should the unexpected happen.

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Why not try some sort of molding on the surface. Then it doesn't matter what the doors are made from. I have done this and it can change the look dramatically. You can use the router to make some sort of molding then cut and glue to the surface. good luck.
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Many ways to get the job done

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Hi!
My husband and I just bought our first home and we are so excited to begin our kitchen remodel. However, we are on a tight budget. We have solid mahongoney cabinet doors that are flat. They are painted blue (insert finger in mouth and make gag noise) and we will be repainting them. At first we were going to add trim to them to give them some detail, but then a neighbor sugguested adding some detail with a router (FREE got me excited). I just want to know what that would look like -I am not even allowed to touch my husbands router- and that is how I found this forum. Anyone have any projects they have done or know of that would help me figure out if this is something we want to do? Thanks
Courtney


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First house. To me, the most terrifying, frightening horror movie of all time is THE MONEY PIT. I had nightmares for months after seeing that movie. Good luck, y'all.
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Hi and welcome.
How expereinced is your husband with "HIS" router?
Does he have a router table that it can be mounted to?
To make it as simple as possible for you two if he doesnt have a router table, just find an appropriate molding that you like, and attach that to the face with brads and glue being sure it is square and even with all four edges of the door (the same amount of space from the edge).
If he has a router table, get a "faux" raised panel bit, as mentioned above, and set the router fence perhaps 1 1/2"-2" away from the router bit. However it might be a little tricky for you cuz you would also need to set "stops" to the left and to the right of the router bit so as to keep the bit from going too far towards the edge of the door and messing up the "raised panel" look you are trying to create. (all 4 routed grooves will have to stop and start at the same distance as the fence is set in from the edge.
If using a "V" groove bit, you wouldnt have to worry about setting "stops", as you could simply run the V groove from edge to edge. It really doesnt look too bad (or cheap) once the doors are painted.

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