Reframing an old recessed medicine cabinet

acw2355February 12, 2013

We were planning on replacing the old 1970s wood medicine cabinet but it fits so snug and perfectly into the recessed area and other newer cabinets just did not fit as well. The old interior is just fine, the outer frame is dated and and just too narrow for what I want. I'd like to go with a shaker kind of frame in black.

Surely it is possible to remove the outer frame (I can see a seam where it was presumably glued) and construct a new face frame and door out of picture framing materials? Has anyone else done this?

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mike_kaiser_gw

While the face frame can certainly be removed, the typical homeowner isn't likely to have to tools to do the job properly. Find a cabinet shop.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 7:12AM
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mike_kaiser_gw

While the face frame can certainly be removed, the typical homeowner isn't likely to have to tools to do the job properly. Find a cabinet shop.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 8:07AM
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acw2355

Yes, I was going to take it to a framing shop.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 10:42AM
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brickeyee

A framing shop knows how to do one thing.

Frame art.

They do not genrelaly know anything about building cabinets.

Picture frames do not involve a lot of hinges.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 11:53AM
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