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Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by GKARL [PA]) Apr 18, 2021 9:03 PM
       (by ned [AL]) Apr 18, 2021 9:35 PM
       (by DJ [VA]) Apr 18, 2021 10:05 PM
       (by GKARL [PA]) Apr 18, 2021 10:22 PM
       (by Salernitana [CA]) Apr 18, 2021 10:22 PM
       (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 18, 2021 10:41 PM
       (by Deanna [TX]) Apr 18, 2021 10:42 PM
       (by MikeA [TX]) Apr 19, 2021 9:37 AM
       (by LindaJ [NY]) Apr 19, 2021 10:37 PM
       (by Alan [CA]) Apr 19, 2021 11:04 PM
       (by GKARL [PA]) Apr 20, 2021 7:18 AM
       (by Steve [MA]) Apr 20, 2021 7:31 AM
       (by Deanna [TX]) Apr 20, 2021 3:26 PM
       (by DJ [VA]) Apr 20, 2021 4:46 PM
       (by MikeA [TX]) Apr 21, 2021 11:56 PM
       (by Steve [MA]) Apr 22, 2021 7:28 AM
       (by razorback_tim [AR]) Apr 22, 2021 9:47 AM
       (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 2, 2021 9:57 PM

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Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by GKARL [PA]) Apr 18, 2021 9:03 PM
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I have an apartment I'm turning over and have decided to swap out the kitchen cabinets. The only ones I can find in stock are unfinished. I'm looking to keep this simple and quick. I'm thinking of leaving them unfinished and just maybe putting some tung oil on them. Has anyone done that before?

--209.122.xx.xxx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by ned [AL]) Apr 18, 2021 9:35 PM
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interesting...following --70.92.xx.xx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by DJ [VA]) Apr 18, 2021 10:05 PM
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When I did a new kitchen in my rooming house, I used 3 coats of oil poly on the unfinished cabinets. No stain.

I liked the look, and think oil poly is pretty durable. Makes them washable. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by GKARL [PA]) Apr 18, 2021 10:22 PM
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Thanks for that DJ. I looking at the stuff now. I think I'm going to try that. --209.122.xx.xxx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by Salernitana [CA]) Apr 18, 2021 10:22 PM
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I used pure Tung Oil from the Real Milk Paint Company, I put a thick coat on a built-in cabinet that already had a finish. It took nearly a week for the oil to cure, but the cabinet looked stunning for the open house.

I have heard that Tung Oil dries to a dull finish, so I would be very curious about your results. Thank you for sharing your idea and best of luck with your turnover. --71.202.xx.xxx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 18, 2021 10:41 PM
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I sometimes use a hardwood floor finish-stain-all-in-one. It adds a color, a protective coating AND you can use the extra stuff left in the can to touch up scratches.

Other times when a marine varnish was available, I'd put a coat or two over the cabinets. --47.155.xx.xxx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by Deanna [TX]) Apr 18, 2021 10:42 PM
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I do unfinished cabinets with a coat or two of polyurethane. It looks clean and natural. I haven't had any problems so far, but I'm only six years in. --137.118.xx.xxx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by MikeA [TX]) Apr 19, 2021 9:37 AM
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I wouldn't use tung oil. It doesn't create good protection from water nor is it hard enough to stand up to the abuse cabinets get. Polly is the better solution. --64.130.xx.xx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by LindaJ [NY]) Apr 19, 2021 10:37 PM
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Polyurethane. Stain first or use an all in one stain and poly. If you just poly keep in mind, oil based poly will yellow/amber the wood more than water based. --71.164.xx.xx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by Alan [CA]) Apr 19, 2021 11:04 PM
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Water base poly is what you should use. Great stuff! --71.198.xxx.xxx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by GKARL [PA]) Apr 20, 2021 7:18 AM
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Thanks for the ideas everyone. I think from here on out I'm just going to purchase unfinished cabinets and poly them. These are cheaper than the finished ones and I'm always looking to keep costs down. --209.122.xx.xxx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by Steve [MA]) Apr 20, 2021 7:31 AM
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Curious those of you who regularly purchase unfinished cabinets to you apply finish to the tops, bottoms, sides & insides as well as to the faces or just do the faces & ends that will be seen? --71.184.xxx.xx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by Deanna [TX]) Apr 20, 2021 3:26 PM
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Steve, I usually leave the insides unfinished, and just do the faces/exposed areas.

You can see how some of them turn out on my picture page towards the end. The end cabinet had an odd grain to it, but yes, the faces get a warm/amber kind of color with just a coat or two of poly. It was unfinished alder. --137.118.xx.xxx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by DJ [VA]) Apr 20, 2021 4:46 PM
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The inside may have a plastic type, moisture-resistant coating on the surface.

But, any surface that is "raw" gets finished by me. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by MikeA [TX]) Apr 21, 2021 11:56 PM
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I only finish what shows except for the sink base which gets two coats of polly inside where water is likely to drip and up the insides finished off with clear silicone around the joints to make it relatively water tight. --64.130.xx.xx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by Steve [MA]) Apr 22, 2021 7:28 AM
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The cabinets that I usually use for my rentals were basically stock items with the occasional one being on back order. Now with the entire supply lines being disrupted world wide, the lead has grown to 5-6 weeks & sometimes even longer. As result I'm considering trying some unfinished cabinets that I can get in 2 weeks or less. I'm thinking that any saving made buying the cabinets will be used up real fast having to apply a finish. So I'm trying to decide if it's going to be worth while in my case to even consider using unfinished cabinets.

Those of you who don't seal all of the surfaces, do you ever experience problems with humidity causing the wood to swell or even popping the finish off? --71.184.xxx.xx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by razorback_tim [AR]) Apr 22, 2021 9:47 AM
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In response to Steve - when I've looked at using unfinished vs. prefinished, I've always gone with the prefinished due to the time and cost of finishing them. But an extra 4 week lead time might change my mind, especially depending upon the project. If I could get my hands on them and finish them while other work was going on at the property so they are ready at time of install, that would be more appealing. --98.174.xxx.xxx




Unfinished Kit. Cabinets (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 2, 2021 9:57 PM
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G,

Are you saying Lowes and HD are out of stock on the prefinished cabinets?

My store is stocked. Maybe order from their warehouse or a store in a close city.

I tried unfinished cabinets once - never again. Too much time and expense for materials with minimal savings compared to prefinished. If I had paid myself for my time they would have cost more than prefinished. I did a good job but they still didnít look professional amd were a cheaper grade.

Cabinet sellers tell me oak and golden oak or OUT. White followed by gray are top sellers - what people want.

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx



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