Replacing damaged kitchen cabinet doors

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The two kitchen cabinet doors under the sink have become quite damaged from water over the years, probably beyond easy repair.
Are there any companies or contractors who could replace them with a similar finish? Since all the other kitchen cabinets and their doors and drawers are in good shape, I would hate to replace all the cabinets just because two doors are damaged.
I live in northern Massachusetts.
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Steven L.

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On 10/13/2012 11:04 AM, Steven L. wrote:

If in doubt, post some photos. Surface damage? Split? Loose veneer?
If they truly need to be replaced, you might try a Habitat for Humanity home store....the one I have shopped at had loads of cabinet doors. Chances of perfect match are probably nil, but refinishing might be satisfactory.
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Photos would give everyone here a much better chance of giving you an intelligent answer about refinishing vs replacement.
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Hey! This is a.h.r. Photos will get him some answers, but I'd reserve that "intelligent" label until we see who responds. ;-)
Wanna bet it ends up a political discussion about the door on the right vs. the door on the left?
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DerbyDad03 wrote:

It should be a bi-fold, <eg>
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Steven L. wrote:

http://woodworking.rockler.com/c/cabinet-doors-drawers
they come unfinished, so you would have to finish them or have someone else try to match the old finish
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I'd take one of the doors to a few local kitchen cabinet companies and see what they say. They may be able to quickly identify them, know if they are available, etc. And see if there is any identifying info as to the local company that installed them, who made them, etc. If they are not available, there isn't something very close that could work, etc then they could almost certainly be reproduced or repaired. How much will depend on if it's a simple cabinet door or one with a lot of detail, etc.
Cabinet makers can do some cool things. I recently replaced a fridge and ovens. In both cases I needed to have the cabinets above shortened. Local guy did both of them for $225. Now I have a nice tall fridge and shiney new double ovens. In the case of the ovens, I also went from 27" to 30". I performed that part of the cabinet matching magic myself.
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snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

Thats another alternative and probably the easiest
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On Sat, 13 Oct 2012 11:04:59 -0400, "Steven L."

Lot of "ifs" in a situation like this. If you know the builder of the house you may be able to find out if he used a particular brand of cabinet. If you live in a subdivision with all kitchens the same, you may get lucky and find someone updating and getting rid of their cabinets that are identical to yours.
My guess though, the cabinets have not been made for a number of years so you will be looking for similar style doors and refinishing to match. It may be easier to freshen up the kitchen by refinishing all the doors so they are the same.
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On 10/13/2012 11:21 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

The cabinets were made by a company called Cardell Cabinetry. I tried to contact their sales rep, but it turns out he just departed on a business trip to Europe and won't be back for a number of weeks.
Here is a photo of the relatively undamaged upper cabinets:
http://i46.tinypic.com/2eocl78.jpg
And here is a photo of the lower right damaged cabinet door:
http://oi46.tinypic.com/34nl4bd.jpg
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On 10/15/2012 7:28 AM, Steven L. wrote:

Shoot, that looks like solid oak. I'd take it apart, strip it and refinish. If joints are loose, reglue and clamp them. If panel is veneer, reglue, clamp, sand. Looks like some sort of golden oak stain...to match that, I would take a good door to a real paint store and see if they can match the stain. If you get a close match, consider refinishing the adjoining doors and face so there is less contrast. You might not be able to remove all of the black with just light sanding, but solid oak is good stuff.
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I pretty much agree. If new doors are readily available, then would be an option. But from the pics it looks like those doors could be refinished and come out looking nice.
I put in new ovens a couple years ago. Beneath the ovens there was a drawer that had been damaged by something running over it. Most likely oven cleaner, because there were long drip marks that were black and would not come out. I sanded it, found a stain that matched, and it came out so nice you'd never know it was damaged.
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I pretty much agree. If new doors are readily available, then would be an option. But from the pics it looks like those doors could be refinished and come out looking nice.
I put in new ovens a couple years ago. Beneath the ovens there was a drawer that had been damaged by something running over it. Most likely oven cleaner, because there were long drip marks that were black and would not come out. I sanded it, found a stain that matched, and it came out so nice you'd never know it was damaged.
I agree...Those are also the most common cabinets I see here in New England..Atleast here in midcoast Maine which isn't far from you...I think you could find used ones at a salvage place quite easily... I bet they are still made as well...Take your photos into a kitchen outlet or local building supply place that sells cabinets..HTH...
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On 10/15/2012 10:15 PM, benick wrote:

Those are both excellent suggestions.
I bought sandpaper and stain, and I'll try restoring the doors to a reasonable state.
If that fails, I'll look around for a salvage place that might stock doors from Cardell Cabinetry.
Thanks.
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When doing the stain, I'd consider trying it on the inside surface first, so you can see how it works and looks. There is a lot of variability from wood to wood, how long it's left on, etc.
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On Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:28:17 -0400, "Steven L."

Replacing them, if available, may be easy, but they are definitely able to be refinished. Strip, sand, stain, finish coat.
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Nhance.com - you have to search by zip code. How about checking with a local and real hardware store if they have any recommendations.
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replying to Steven L. , Tranna wrote:

I live in Atlanta and have a similar situation. I need two Cardell cabinet doors replaced. I've contacted so many places but have yet to find a place that can replace the doors. Please let me know if you had any luck. Thank you.
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On Thursday, September 26, 2013 4:45:08 PM UTC-4, Tranna wrote:

Cardell has a website. It lists who carries their cabinets. Did you contact any of them? What did they say? Contact Cardell? What did they say? I would think you could find a company that carries their product, email them a pic and see if the doors are still made, etc. If they are, then you could probably get them from any company, not just local. Send them a good door if needed to match the finish, etc.
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On Saturday, October 13, 2012 10:06:06 AM UTC-5, Steven L. wrote:

es or contractors who could replace them with a similar finish? Since all t he other kitchen cabinets and their doors and drawers are in good shape, I would hate to replace all the cabinets just because two doors are damaged. I live in northern Massachusetts. -- Steven L.
It looks just like the Oak cabinet doors I put on my kitchen cabinets form Kraft-Maid. Have you been to any localHD, Lowes, etc to sere aht kind of c abinets they have. There are a limited number of possibilities for cabinet door styles, I'd be very surprised if you could not match the style fairly easily.
IO insisted on Oak when myt wife really wanted Maple, becuase I knew that O ak can be refinished much more easily and is almost indestructable. From t he color of the photos, I would say something sounding like Golden Oak woul d be the first stain I would try, and on the inside of a door as someone el se suggested.. Mostly you will have a lot of sanding and working of the fin ish remover into all the cracks using old toothbrushes, but you should be a ble to come up with a perfectly fine looking pair of doors when you are don e.
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