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Unfinished Slab-Style Cabinet DoorLikely the fastest, most economical way to dramatically change the look of your kitchen is to install new kitchen cabinet doors. Depending on the style of cabinet door you choose, this can range from quite extravagant to relatively simple.

Probably the most basic type of cabinet door is the slab-style door, very common in Europe. While many commercial slab-style cabinet doors are either plywood or melamine with edge banding to cover the edges, slab-style cabinet doors can be made out of solid wood quite inexpensively (see my note below). The door can be left with square faces or be rounded over, and nearly any finish can be applied to make the door look great.

In this step-by-step article, learn how to build Slab-Style Cabinet Doors. A set of these inexpensive doors can have a dramatic effect on the way your kitchen or bathroom looks, and feels.

[NOTE: The 13" x 13" unfinished knotty pine cabinet door you see in the image above cost about two dollars in material to build, not including finish, hardware or hinges.]

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