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painted outside natural wood inside ?11/3
my question relates to finishing order. kitchen cabinet build, customer wants white pained exterior with natural wood interior. what are the steps to finishing cabinets? mainly need insight as to whether to clear the inside of the cabinets and then mask it off to color the outside or do that in reverse order or ? we finish with precat gf and are trying to wrap our minds around which should come first and don't want to make it any more difficult than we already are. thanks in advance.
Are those cabinets built already?
We are building them now
Pre finished ply interiors and either mask them off or prefinish face frames separately and attach after finishing. If frameless just have to mask.
What Mark said
uv cured prefinished plywood is your new best friend. Do not buy the 1 side coated. We like the Columbia brand.
Build your boxes as you wish. Pocket screw & glue the frames on after you paint them.
i do exactly as adam stated. build everything, finish the face frames off of the box.
but, i've switched from Columbia to Garnica, due to variations in thickness across sheets - we're cutting on a CNC, and the thickness matters, and the Garnica is very consistent, whereas i was seeing .025" variation across a single bunk of Columbia.
The Columbia has a slightly nicer face, IMHO, and i prefer the maple to the birch - but this doesn't outweigh the thickness variation.
i always get UV2 - it gives me the option to flip the sheet to avoid a scratch or blemish, and the $2 extra per sheet is irrelevant in a $60k kitchen. YMMV.
uv 1 side comes bowed as one would expect.
prefinished plywood Jeff. Youíll never look back. Itíll save you a ton of time and money.
I know you can get maple, walnut, white oak prefinished regularly.