How to Order New Cabinet Doors

At CabinetDoorCenter, we take immense pride in presenting top-notch, customizable cabinet doors that are crafted in the USA. Our team of dedicated professionals is driven by a deep passion for assisting customers in designing personalized spaces that perfectly align with their individual requirements and preferences.

Step 1: Choose a Cabinet Door Material & Style

Choose between our wood and laminate cabinet doors.

Step 2: Customizations

Choose Your Preferred Cabinet Door Finish

Choose Your Preferred Cabinet Door Finish

  • Paint: Whether you opt for our unfinished cabinet doors, perfect for painting, or prefer the convenience of our 9 stunning neutral painted cabinet door options ready for immediate installation, we have you covered. If you desire a color outside our range, explore our 2-coat pre-primed cabinet doors.

  • Clear Coat: If you adore the natural beauty of wood, protecting your cabinets from everyday wear and tear with a clear coat is an excellent choice. We recommend our select grade for clear coat cabinetry. Additionally, we offer pre-finished clear coat cabinet doors that are ready to install.

  • Stain: To infuse warmth and enhance the colors in your space, stained wood cabinets are an ideal solution. For staining, we recommend our select grade unfinished wood cabinet doors. Please note that MDF cannot be stained.

  • Pre-primed: Our pre-primed cabinet doors offer a convenient and ready-to-paint solution, saving you time and effort in achieving the perfect finish.

  • Laminate: For a hassle-free, finished product ready for immediate installation, Thermofoil cabinet doors are an excellent option. Please be aware that Thermofoil cannot be painted, stained, or sealed.

Choose Your Preferred Material

Choose Your Preferred Material (Various Wood Types or Thermofoil)

Curious about the distinction between red oak natural and red oak select? Let us explain.

Our door styles are available in a wide range of materials, offering you ample options. Please note that Laminate always comes with an MDF core.

  • Paint Grade Wood: This type of wood is particularly well-suited for painting due to its natural imperfections, such as mineral deposits or sap discoloration. All MDF falls into the paint-grade category.
  • Natural Grade Wood: Natural grade wood may exhibit green tints from sapwood or discoloration, but it boasts a more uniform grain pattern. While it can be clear coated or stained, it may not achieve perfect evenness. Natural grade wood works beautifully in rustic and industrial designs.
  • Select Grade Wood: Among the available options, select grade wood stands out for its exceptional uniformity in color and grain pattern. It is the ideal material for staining or applying a clear coat, providing stunning results.

Choose Your Preferred Outside Edge

Choose Your Preferred Outside Edge

We take pride in offering customizable outside edges for the majority of our cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Explore our outside edge guide to discover the array of options available. Here are some standout outside edges worth considering:

  • Simple and Clean Options: For those seeking clean lines and uniformity, the OE1 and OE3 are excellent choices. The OE1 is prominently featured on our popular shaker style doors and complements both modern and traditional themes. The OE3, on the other hand, boasts a subtle bullnose edge, adding a touch of distinction.
  • Add a Splash of Personality: If you desire an element of intrigue for your cabinet doors, the OE4 or OE10 might be perfect for you. The OE4 showcases a 9/16" wide and 3/16" tall routed edge. Meanwhile, the OE10 features a 1/16" step row transitioning to a 5/16" tall quarter round detail. Whichever option you select, custom edge detailing offers a fantastic opportunity to personalize your cabinets and match your unique style.

Please note that not all outside edges are available for every door due to variations in door thicknesses and styles.

Glass/Lite Options Available

Glass/Lite Options Available

Many of our cabinet doors can accommodate glass panel inserts, providing an elegant and versatile design choice. You have a variety of styles to choose from, including options for open glass or configurations with 4, 6, or 8 lites. Please note that while we offer the door frames, glass panels are not provided by us.

To complete your glass panel installation, you will need to source a suitable glass panel and secure it using stops. For your convenience, we recommend our easy-to-install and uninstall rubber stops. They offer a reliable and hassle-free solution. Remember, the glass panels themselves are not included with our products.

Create a stunning display with our glass/lite options, adding a touch of sophistication to your cabinet doors.

Prebore Service for Convenient Hinge Installation

Prebore Service for Convenient Hinge Installation

We offer the option to have your doors pre-bored for European or concealed style hinges, ensuring a hassle-free installation process. This means that we will professionally bore the necessary holes in the back of the door, making it ready for its hinges upon arrival.

When it comes to pre-boring, there are two essential measurements to consider: placement and distance. Placement refers to the space from the top or bottom of the cabinet door to the center of the bore-hole or cup. For your convenience, we offer a standard placement of 3 inches.

The distance measurement can be a bit more complex. It is determined by the measurement from the edge or side of the cabinet door to the nearest point of the bore-hole or cup. We provide two distance options with different patterns for your specific needs.

For cup and dowel hinges, we offer the "A" and "B" patterns. These hinges are "press in" style and utilize special screws and plastic dowels for attachment. They are recommended for thermofoil doors to prevent any damage to the coating. The difference between the patterns lies in the bore distance measurement: the "A" pattern has a 5mm distance, while the "B" pattern has a 3mm distance.

Alternatively, we also offer the "T" and "U" bore patterns, which are designed for cup-only hinges. These hinges are of the "screw-on" style and are ideal for customers who wish to reuse their existing hinges. The bore distance differs between the patterns, with the "T" pattern featuring a 5mm distance and the "U" pattern featuring a 3mm distance.

With our prebore service, you can enjoy the convenience of having your doors prepared for hinge installation, saving you time and effort.

Step 3: Overlay/Inset

Partial Overlay: A Stylish Cabinet Door Design

When it comes to cabinet doors, the partial overlay style stands as a top choice among homeowners. Embracing a partial overlay design means that the door will not fully cover the cabinet front, creating a visually appealing effect with a small space left between the doors. This option has gained immense popularity due to its unique and stylish appearance.

Full Overlay: Achieve a Sleek and Modern Aesthetic

For those seeking a sleek and modern look in their space, a full overlay design is the perfect choice. Commonly paired with slab-style doors, the full overlay style eliminates the gaps between the doors, resulting in a seamless and uninterrupted appearance for your cabinets. With its clean lines and contemporary appeal, a full overlay design is an excellent way to create a sophisticated atmosphere in any room.

Inset: A Timeless and Refined Cabinet Style

With inset cabinets, the doors are skillfully crafted to sit flush with the cabinet box, creating a refined and seamless aesthetic. Unlike overlay designs, where the doors overlap the face frame, inset cabinets offer a classic and timeless appeal. While traditionally associated with more traditional styles, when executed with precision, inset cabinets can enhance the beauty of any space. The clean lines and precise craftsmanship of inset doors make them a captivating choice that exudes elegance and sophistication.

Step 4: Order Your New Cabinets

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Essential Formulas for Precise Measurements

When it comes to determining the accurate dimensions of your cabinets, these formulas will be invaluable. Whether you're working with split doors or drawer boxes, our formulas ensure precise sizing. If you ever require assistance or have any questions about these formulas, our knowledgeable inside sales representatives are here to guide you throughout your entire ordering process.

Split Doors with Overlay: (Opening + (2 x overlay)) / 2 - (Reveal / 2)

For Inset Split Doors: (Opening - (2 x reveal)) / 2 - (Reveal / 2)

Drawer Box: Opening - manufacturer specification for hardware

Manufacturers specify the necessary space for drawer glides and slides.

As a custom cabinet company, we have the flexibility to accommodate nearly any project. If you need assistance with measurements, selecting the ideal style or material, or placing an order, feel free to reach out to us via phone, instant chat, or email. We are dedicated to providing you with exceptional support and ensuring your satisfaction every step of the way!

Step 5: Finishing Up

As you've witnessed, acquiring custom cabinets is now just a few clicks away! Once you have a clear understanding of your requirements, our ordering process becomes effortlessly convenient. Don't forget to explore our help center and blog, where you'll find an array of valuable resources, including comprehensive how-to guides, inspiring posts, and other helpful materials. We're here to assist you every step of the way and ensure a seamless experience in bringing your vision to life.

If you need help ordering fill out our custom cabinetry request form to be contacted by a designer who will help you with everything from measuring to ordering!

Still Have Questions?

We are here to help! Contact us by email, or call us at 1-877-688-9058.