Custom Cupboards

Custom Cupboards

Debbie Keatley was trying to come up with an economical way to redesign her kitchen cupboards without spending a lot of money or destroying well-made oak cabinets. She thought of TAP Plastics because she had TAP make table tops when she had young children in her house to protect the wood underneath. Since these cupboards have an indentation, Debbie thought of just making an insert to disguise their appearance. She tested many types and colors of plastic and chose a material that is called Twin Wall in a smoke color.

It was impossible for her to make a pattern with the style of the cabinets so ended up taking the doors off and took them to the shop. This way they could cut the pieces correctly to match each door. She adhered them with simple double-sided tape. They are very lightweight and are not under any weight or stress, so they don't need to be glued down. Plus the fit is exact, so they are tight once inserted.

They gave her kitchen a whole new appearance. The inserts provide the appearance of glass panels and give an overall unique "feel" or atmosphere to the kitchen. She is especially thrilled because she thought of it. The whole project (10 doors) cost $350.00 compared to a few thousand to have the cupboards replaced or resurfaced.