After years of gloss kitchens doors in a variety of colors more natural materials are making a comeback. Long gone is the traditional wood kitchen at granny’s house, replaced by a new era of modern wooden kitchens with sleek lines and clean edges.
I have been obsessed with plywood kitchens for a while now and when it came to my new kitchen I knew I had to have a plywood element. Entire kitchens with cabinetry and doors made from plywood are gorgeous but as everything is custom made, it also comes with a large price tag. Using high street kitchen cabinets with doors made from plywood is a much more affordable way of creating the look.
With all that in mind I decided to use standard kitchen cabinets and to make my own doors. This was a bit of an experiment on my end but as plywood is a relatively inexpensive material I thought it was worth a shot. I am happy to say it has worked out really well and I am delighted with the results. The cost for five doors was the the same as an average for a single custom plywood cabinet door.
Interested in creating your own DIY cabinet doors? Here’s how I did it.
DIY kitchen cabinet doors: Materials needed
- Measuring tape
- Plywood sheets
- Table saw (or have your plywood pre-cut at the hardware store)
- Medium- and fine-grit sandpaper
- Waterproof sealant wax or polyurethane
- Hinge jig
- Cabinet hinges
- Cabinet hardware if desired
Step 1: Select your plywood
There is a large range of plywood…