How Cabinet Refacing Works

Here at Sauers & Company Veneers, we are passionate about woodworking of all kinds, and one of the oldest forms of woodworking is cabinetry. Cabinet making is such a highly specialized form of carpentry that for much of history, it was known by the name joinery to distinguish it from other techniques. Our team understands that the cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom play an important role in the space’s overall function, as well as defining its visual style–and, if you want to change that visual style, we offer cabinet refacing services that will give your cabinets a completely new look. In this article, we’ll provide an overview of how cabinet refacing works so that you can decide if you want to give it a try.

How Cabinet Refacing Works

In cabinet refacing, all the doors and drawer fronts are removed from your cabinets. These are the only pieces that are visible when the cabinets are shut, so they are the only ones that need to be treated in order to change the appearance of your cabinets–the boxes can stay just as they are. Once the doors have been removed, they are covered with a layer of wood veneer to give them the new look you are going for. In addition, the hardware, such as the drawer pulls, cabinet handles, and sometimes even the hinges, is typically replaced. The new handles contribute to the new look, while new hinges may be necessary in order to keep your cabinets as functional and easy to use as possible.