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Moulding Medley Cabinet Doors

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Moulding comes in many patterns and sizes. Mix your favorites to add some fun to flat-panel cabinet doors. Then top them with a bright painted finish.

 Painted cabinet door with moulding strips

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

1 weekend

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Miter saw or handsaw with miter box
  • Wood glue
  • Clamps
  • Tape measure


  • 1-1/16-in x 8-ft rope moulding, #223215
  • 11/16-in x 8-ft rope moulding, #161633
  • 2-1/2-in x 8-ft chair rail moulding, #105677
  • 1-3/4-in x 8-ft chair rail moulding, #123318
  • 7/8-in x 8-ft accent moulding, #107539
  • 1-3/4-in x 8-ft decorative moulding, #161629
  • 1-1/4-in-wide x 8-ft decorative moulding, #217264
  • Valspar Signature semigloss, Cliveden Sandstone (#3007-10B)
  • Brainerd 3-in satin-nickel bar cabinet pull, #90955
Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may vary online or by market. Paint colors may vary slightly from those shown. Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes.

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Step 1

Measure the width of the cabinet door center panel -- ours was 12 inches -- and cut moulding strips to that length.

Step 2

Arrange the mouldings on the door until you have a design you like and mark their position on the door panel. (Use the pattern shown or create your own design using different types of moulding in different groupings.) Remove each moulding, apply glue to the back, and place it in position. Clamp and let dry.

Step 3

Prime and paint the door. After it dries overnight, drill holes to mount the door handle of your choice and fasten it in place. Then attach the door to its cabinet hinges.
Good to Know
If you plan to decorate several doors with the same pattern, keep your first door handy as a guide.