Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: La Crosse, Kansas
If the cabinets are in pretty good shape and you are just looking to facelift; ie no moving 'em around, making some bigger, etc., I found it easier to make new doors and drawer fronts (even entire drawers) than pulling the old ones out and installing the new ones. IMO the labor is in the hanging.
My place is vintage(?) 40-early 50's so any more than paint grade work is lipstick on a pig. Fairly easy to make pine frame/MDF panel doors and plywood drawers.
If I strive for perfection, I can generally achieve good'nuff, If I strive for good'nuff, I generally achieve firewood