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Topic: what material to use for a cabinet door?  (Read 594 times)
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« on: June 22, 2008 10:30:36 AM »

So, I decided to make me a jewelry cabinet. I went to Home Depot, got some wooden planks for the sides, that was nice. For the panels for the back and for the door, however, they didn't have panels of wood large enough (about 14" x 20" x 1/4"). All they had was this stuff made from glued together wood shavings (I forgot what it's called), which is too bumpy, and plywood. I got plywood, but after I sawed it and tried sanding it, the layers of wood that are laminated together began to come  apart. The shape for the door is not rectangular, but rather, somewhat complicated, so I can't have it cut at HD. So, I need a new material.

Can anyone suggest one? Or a name for a wood that's fairly cheap that I can order online? (Or suggestions for where I might find it locally?) It should be fairly smooth, since it'll be a door that I'll have to look at all the time, paintable, not too heavy (for a door), and not too difficult to cut/sand. It should also be about 1/4" thick, since I don't want the cabinet to be too bulky. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008 05:45:45 PM »

I wonder if you could use wood paneling, but use the back side as the outer sides of your jewelry box. The back side is smooth. It's a thin piece of lumber. Cheap, uh I mean, inexpensive. Should come in big sheets.

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