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Cabinet renovation ??

We put these maple finish cabinets in 17 years ago. We sort of settle for these because of what we could afford. Don't like the blonde look. The problem is the doors are the only thing that is wood. The sides are like paper vaneer. Can we stain the sides, or paint with out it peeling off? Realy appreciate any advice. We have more cabinets not in picture. Thanks Roy
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Many years ago, my Father-In-Law bought a house with plywood kitchen cabinets. The doors were plywood and the cabinet carcasses were plywood (not veneered, just plain common plywood. He removed the doors and hardware. He then veneered the cabinets with a good quality hardwood veneer. He replaced the plain, ugly plywood doors and drawer fronts with solid wood to match the veneer he applied to the cabinets. He shopped around and found unfinished doors at a salvage type facility. He made drawer fronts to match the molding on the doors. Lots of work, but minimal $$$, and the finished project looked like new cabinetry. Your doors look to be in good condition, so maybe a trip to a commercial stripper shop and they could be stained and varnished to match a new look.

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Thanks jim, the doors are solid maple, but the rest is what looks like a paper vaneer. I wish the sides would've been a plywood. My wife thinking of stripping the doors, but we are wondering what we can do with the rest of the paper vaneer. I thought of making new cabinets and using the existing doors after re-staining, but there are alot of cabinets.
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If the sides are a vinyl print you can't stain over it. You could put a vinyl sealer over the top of the sides and then use a varnish stain such as polyshades. Polyshades is like you mixed paint with varnish so it applies color but is somewhat transparent. If you are going to paint it you might apply a dewaxed shellac over everything and then proceed with primer. I would recommend an oil based primer and paint.
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The kitchen cabinets in our previous home were by Merillat and the carcasses were particle board with the vinyl wood grain adhered to them. I glued some 1/4" hardwood (oak) ply to some of the surfaces that faced the family room to cover them during a remodel project. I used contact cement and they held fast for a decade or more. I think trying to veneer over your existing cabinets might be worth a try. I just scuffed the vinyl to get the cement to adhere. Are the face frames of your cabinets solid maple like the doors?

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The kitchen cabinets in our previous home were by Merillat and the carcasses were particle board with the vinyl wood grain adhered to them. I glued some 1/4" hardwood (oak) ply to some of the surfaces that faced the family room to cover them during a remodel project. I used contact cement and they held fast for a decade or more. I think trying to veneer over your existing cabinets might be worth a try. I just scuffed the vinyl to get the cement to adhere. Are the face frames of your cabinets solid maple like the doors?
There are no face frames. The doors shut on the edge of the sides, bottom and top panels. Thanks jim and steve, I wanted to put this out to you all before I start into something that I know nothing about. I wouldn't have guessed vinyl. We just couldn't afford the hickory back then.
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