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Specialty Finishes For Kitchen Cabinets

Specialty finishes are a way to add even more spirit to your kitchen cabinets. They can give your cabinetry the furniture appearance so popular in kitchens these days. There are several unique options to choose from which include:

  • Crackle: Old-fashioned peeling-paint effect.
  • Splatter: Using dark or light paint spots to create a splatter design.
  • Wormhole: Sporadic holes are made in the wood to resemble holes made from boring worms or larvae.
  • Distressed: Putting cracks and dents in wood to give the appearance of aged wood.
  • Rounded Corners: Sanding the corners and edges of your wood cabinets before finishing for an antiquated look.
  • Rub through: Sanding the edges, crested areas and corners of your wood cabinets to expose base color.
  • Cow tails: Carefully making splatter marks on the wood to mimic the comma shape of the flick of a cow’s tail.
  • Chaining: Special tools are used to make indentations that create a wear and tear appearance over time.
  • Rasping: By using a rasp, the edges of the cabinets contain filed scarring.

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Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
When remodeling your kitchen, an alternative to replacing your cabinets entirely, is to reface them. With refacing cabinets, you can achieve a beautiful new kitchen while spending half the amount of money. You will literally be giving your cabinets a face-lift! In the refacing process, existing doors, drawer fronts and hardware are removed and replaced with new ones

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Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Wood is one material that will never go out of style. It offers a rich classic appeal that comes in a variety of species. Depending on your own personal taste, you can create the look and feel most desired. The species of wood that you select will have the utmost impact on your kitchen cabinet’s final look.

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Cabinet Door Styles
The fashion in which a door fits over a cabinet box determines its fundamental classification. Doors are classified as being one of five types which include, Inset Cabinet Door, Lipped Cabinet Door, Partial Overlay, Full Overlay, Tambour. Inset doors are designed to sit within the rails and stiles of the cabinet frame.

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