Can I not see the forest for the trees? Hoping someone can tell me what I'm looking for. I want to dress up my old plain 60's kitchen cabinet doors by applying molding.
If you've ever shopped for molding, then you know there's millions (maybe trillions) to choose from. The door to the left is what I want to create. The molding will be applied onto solid birch wood doors, then painted. 3 maybe 2, moldings used here. A.) the outer frame, B.) ½ round rope molding, and C.) A small pencil thin molding OR is the ½ round rope molding sitting in a router track?
The problem. What is the outer frame made of? I’ve looked all weekend online for the outer frame molding with no luck. Then it dawned on me that maybe the outer frame is not really molding, but strips of flat wood that can be purchased at any Lowe’s or Home Depot and cut with a miter saw to create a frame. If so, what is it called?
The starting price for that door is $35 dollars. I have 30 total cabinet door. Since the house was built in 1950, the cabinet maker made the cabinets in the house (no pre-fab back then). The owner and the cabinet maker weren’t stingy in my house, but the biggest problem is the multisized doors. Of 30 doors I have 15 different sizes (now you know why new cabinet doors are not in the budget). I have 4’ tall doors, the small doors typically of the over the refrigerator, and I have one door that when it’s opened a ironing board drops down. With that said, I will need several different sized outer frames (oh boy, I get to use the table saw).
I would appreciate any feedback, as I want to get this done before Spring (which usually starts in late March or April around here. Thanks
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Or google base cap moulding.
Just guessing since the link does not work.
Sorry about that, I'll go straight to the site. Thank you.
That does not look like moulding on the outside of that door.
It was routed or run through a shaper to make that profile.
It would only work if you had soild wood doors and built them from scratch.
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