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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 2:16 pm 
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Right here's the story. Thought our solid wood very old one kitchen could be painted. It can - tried a couple of pieces using the help given over on the painting and decorating forum. BUT she doesn't like the effect and she says that when I spill my coffee all down the front of the newly painted units they will be ruined. So, - what she is now looking for is good quality wooden units, - which look like wood not painted - but at a reasonable price + they have to be ones which will last. Any ideas on decent makes?


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First things first - AFAIK there is no such thing as a "solid wood kitchen unit" The vast majority of carcassing is made from melaminbe-faced chipboard (MFC) with a few bespoke manufacturers using birch plywood or veneered MDF. TBH these aren't worth the (often) massive premium. In practical terns the moist practic al cabinets are made from MFC with a 2 or 3mm ABS or PVC edging and are delivered as dowelled, ready-assembled items

Doors are a different thing altogether. Solid wood kitchen doors aren't often made to the same standard as house front doors (i.e mortise and tenoned) and if I were looking for a painted door I'd either make my own from MR-MDF (not that difficult) or I'd buy-in raw, unpainted or primed MDF doors and paint them myself. Thst way I could get the colour, texture, glossiness, etc that I wanted

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