I have seen fluted furniture online and it has always caught my eye. Finally, I found the right project to give it a go! I wanted to give my bathroom cabinet doors something extra (without replacing the entire vanity cabinet which was out of budget) and I think it turned out so beautiful! Let me show you how I made these DIY fluted cabinet doors for my guest bathroom vanity!
- Half rounds
- Wood glue
- Miter saw
- Sand paper/block
- Scrap wood
- Paint (I actually used a cabinet paint for the first time! The color is Farrow and Ball Setting Plaster.)
Remove each cabinet door and drawer if possible (we had to leave one drawer in as well as the fake one beneath the sink).
Use a scrap piece of wood attached to some plywood as a ledger board to make a mark on your half round to determine the length. We did this once per door/drawer. Don’t assume every door is the same.
Cut your half rounds. We cut ours with our miter saw using a nail and scrap wood as a stop block to make consistent cuts.
Bundle the wood per door/cabinet together and label them for later.
Sand the half rounds as needed and each door/cabinet front a bit (just to rough it up) before gluing.
Apply wood glue to the entire door front and smooth with a scrap board. Place each half round down and adjust with a board so they are all lined up. Be sure to wipe any excess glue. Once the entire cabinet door/drawer is glued, place scrap wood on top and clamp it down overnight.
Time to paint! We painted ours with Behr Cabinet paint in Farrow and Ball Setting Plaster. I absolutely love this color!
I painted the old cabinet knobs and pulls in the same cabinet paint/color so it all blends really nicely together and I did not have to spend any money on new pulls.
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