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This is not intended as a complete guide by any means; it is simply an overview to help you see the full DIY cabinet refacing picture…

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Cabinet refacing can be a powerful and affordable upgrade when done right. There is nothing about leather paneling installation that is particularly difficult. If you are a good craftsman DIY… You can save half of the total cost. Check out some of our in-house projects

One bit of advice, unless you have had previous experience installing paneling and using adhesives, or are a good craftsman, we recommend that you hire a professional installer for the job. We just think you’ll be happier with the results 😉 

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‘Spaccato’ Leather Paneling – In-house Projects

Leather is resistant to fire. When something is resistant to fire it burns slower. That alone makes leather a great material for kitchen cabinet refacing. Leather stands up to wear and tear. It’s resilient, strong and durable. Since it’s already sealed, ‘Spaccato’ is easy to clean with a damp cloth (mix 1 part water 1 part white vinegar). Use saddle soap as and when it is needed if there are some major stains.

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Kitchen cabinets refaced with ‘Spaccato’ leather paneling. These ‘Shaker’ style cabinet doors feature recessed panels that provide a nice “frame’ for the ‘Spaccato’ leather paneling application, see image 1 and 2 . There is no need for fasades (outside corner trim) when paneling this kind of cabinet. 1. You can appreciate the recessed panel on the left without ‘spaccato’ and the recessed panel on the right with ‘Spaccato’ 2. Cabinet door refaced with terracotta ‘Spaccato’.

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1. Pantry door and 2. Swing door refaced with Spaccato leather panels. We didn’t reface the entire kitchen cabinets because with 15 or more doors around the house refaced with Spaccato leather paneling it was a little bit overpowering.

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Cabinet boxes refaced with ‘Spaccato’ leather panel

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1. Mating Spaccato with a very similar (in color, pattern and texture) Italian ceramic tile back splash, to tie together the various design elements of the kitchen.

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One main rule to qualify as a cabinet refacing candidateThe kitchen cabinet boxes have to be in “good” condition

Videos and tutorials

Installation of Spaccato leather panels is very similar to applying the self adhesive covering shown on this video…  Spaccato panels need to be affixed to cabinets or doors with liquid nails though. Self-stick panels are easy to work with but its adhesive is still strong, making the panels hard to remove and adjust once you’ve stuck it in place. Liquid Nails Interior Projects Adhesive is a better option for paneling, it allows you to adjust the panel after placing it, which can be a plus in cases of initial mounting mistake (just be sure to measure twice and cut once), and it cleans up easily with water. Use a veneer roller, not a scraper, to force out air bubbles. Exposed leather edges can be sanded with a 600 grit sandpaper and then tinted (Eco-Flo Gum Tragacanth / Fiebing’s Edge Kote ), or finished with project fasades corner trim for a clean, professional finish.

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Click to enlarge. Illustration: Gregory Nemec/ Source This Old House magazine (tutorial)

The hardest part of making a refacing job look neat is trimming the material (leather paneling or veneer) with a utility knife once it’s in place. It helps  to keep your hand braced against the cabinets to steady it.  Always use a sharp blade and work slowly (check out video above).

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kitchen Reface Process…

  • Day One: Remove hardware from doors and drawer fronts (cabinet / drawer pulls and knobs) if you intend to keep this hardware. If not don’t worry about it. Remove doors and drawer fronts. dispose of old cabinet doors and drawer fronts. lightly sand down surfaces that will receive the leather panels with 150 fine-grit sandpaper in order to ‘ roughen’ down glossy paint in preparation for applying the leather panels. Clean with tack cloth.
  • Day Two: Begin measuring and cutting the leather panels.
  • Day Three: Begin refacing cabinet boxes, cabinet doors and drawer fronts.
  • Day Four: Finish refacing. Install new cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Install cabinet hardware. ‘Naked Kitchen Cabinet Doors’ lets you add hidden hinges at $8.00 per door (includes the hinges and routing the holes). 
  • Day five: Add trim components and make final adjustments. Please note that…

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Check out how to measure for replacement cabinet doors. Please be aware that you may need to adjust the width of your cabinet doors and drawer fronts to make room for the trim components (outside corner trim). order new cabinet doors, drawer fronts and trim from a supplier. Check out suppliers below.||

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Cabinet refacing usually involves ‘replacing’ certain elements. You would be able to replace the cabinet doors and drawer fronts without much difficulty…

Cabinet Refacing Resources

1. Spaccato Leather Panels for Vertical Surface Refacing

Luxury and practicality coming together…

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BUY THRU US AT LOWER PRICES. WE ARE AUTHORIZED MANUFACTURERS REPRESENTATIVES IN U.S., WE ARE NOT RESELLERS. EX FACTORY PRICE FOR CUSTOM-MADE, HAND-MADE SPACCATO LEATHER PANELS IS US $170.00 SQUARE METER (10.77 SQUARE FEET). ANY LENGTH/ ANY WIDTH/ ANY COLOR/ NO JOINTS. OUR PRICE FOR LEATHER (WALL OR FLOOR) TILES IS US $ 150.00 SQUARE METER, ANY COLOR, ANY SIZE, AND ANY PATTERN. SEE  TILE PATTERNS (below).

Please note: Ex factory Price refers to the price of goods at the factory. This does not include shipping or taxes. Spaccato Leather paneling is easily shipped in a roll.

 Choose your color(s)

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“Select Your Color (s) Click on the link  PANTONE Color Chart, zoom in and out. The zoom level is specifically designed for your convenience. See more ‘Spaccato’ leather paneling and leather tile refacing projects and ideas…

Free quote 3.32.29 AM DIYPlease, feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have (click on free quote). For appraisals please send us your requirements and area measurements. We will forward your inquiry and/ or feedback to the manufacturer and you will receive a response shortly 

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2. Trim Components – Brushed Nickel Outside Corner Trim/ Inlays

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1. Bi-fold door with brushed nickel outside corner trim  2. Bif-old and one panel door with brushed nickel outside corner trim and inlays

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Fasade 4 ft. Brushed Nickel Outside Corner Trim (brushed nickel corner protectors) and Brushed nickel inlays

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1. Fasade Outside Corner Trim Colors: Antique Bronze; Brushed Aluminum; Smoked Pewter; Polished Copper; Paintable White

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2. Oak Colonial Outside Corner Moulding

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These trim components allow you to finish the edges or an inside corner return on Wall/ door/ Panel project. They are easy to install. These finish components add a professional touch to your project. See more ‘Spaccato’ leather paneling and leather tile refacing projects and ideas

Please Note: Slab doors/ drawers are the only style suitable for direct application of veneer/ laminate or paneling. If you have any other style, you’ll have to order replacement doors and drawer fronts.

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3. Need to replace your cabinet Doors & Drawer Fronts?

Custom Cabinet Doors and Drawer Fronts:

*Advantage Cabinet Doors lets you order the right size, as well as the desired finish and wood species, for your new cabinet doors. 

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*Acme Cabinet Doors Wood Reface – Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Supplies. High quality custom cabinet doors as low as $8.89-Crafted from the finest hand selected furniture grade hardwoods, all at everyday low prices + kitchen cabinet refacing supplies, such as cabinet door hinges, 35mm hinge hole drilling, and wood refacing veneer sheets…

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1.  Non-adhesive and Adhesive backed veneer sheets are available to match all the custom wood cabinet doors they offer

2.  $2.99 Cabinet hinges. Price includes: Hinge/ 4 – 5/8” mounting screws to attach hinges to cabinet face frame

3.  Hinge Hole Drilling into the door (35mm) is $1.00 per hole

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* Naked Kitchen Cabinet Doors – Lets you order the right size of Unfinished (engineered wood) Cabinet Doors at bare bones pricing…

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$9.95 – up to 18″ wide by 30″ high

$13.95 – over 18″ wide by 30″ high

Solid – Slab Panel – Drawer Front

$8.95 up to 24″ wide by 10″ high 

$12.95 – over 24″ wide by 10″ high

Add hidden hinges at $8.00 per door (Includes the hinges and routing the holes). Since they are a kitchen manufacturer, they have the capability to make any size door or drawer front. Your cabinet doors or drawer fronts will be made to order to the 1/8th of an inch… and that’s important. If you need custom orders, you can call them at 1-866-384-9003. VISIT STORE

Plus Shipping & Handling

How to measure for replacement cabinet doors – Measure twice order once

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LEATHER TILES DIYLeather tiles and Paneling are life-long leather accessories for any space, and an instant heirloom… The Ultimate Luxury!

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OUR PRICE FOR LEATHER (WALL OR FLOOR) TILES IS US $ 150.00 SQUARE METER, ANY COLOR, ANY SIZE, AND ANY PATTERN

Installation

leather floor Pavement  292x300 DIYBoxed tiles and paneling should be opened on site and allowed to acclimate to temperature and moisture levels for a minimum of 24 to 48 hours. This is achieved by allowing air to flow freely between them. Leather tiles and leather paneling need 24 hours (above grade level) to 48 hours (below grade level –  the surface of the ground that surrounds it.) to become acclimated to the environment. Leather tablets and panels are installed directly over concrete or wood. Installation should be on a clean, unfinished surface. The procedure is similar to that of vinyl flooring. (Watch video). Use a veneer roller which makes applying the material more easy.

Leather floor Squares1 300x93 DIYLeather tiles, and panels, can be glued to a unfinished cement or plywood surface using contact cement. Never assume a room is perfectly square. Always square off from the center and begin pattern along one edge. Check the sub floor to make sure it is in good condition. It needs to be flat and completely smooth. An installation is only as good as the surface below. Cueros Arquitectonicos

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On concrete sub floors, fill Leather floor Fishbone pattern 300x214 DIYin any holes or low-lying areas with a patching compound. It’s important to cover imperfections since leather magnifies everything below it. All open sub floor seams should be properly grouted. As well, all nails & screws should be flush with plywood or countersunk, and filled. Leather tiles themselves will vary slightly due to the fact that they are a natural product. Cueros Arquitectonicos.

 

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Tile Patterns

Select your tile pattern. The options are almost endless and each can dramatically change and liven up the look of a room.

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Installing Leather Tiles – The procedure is similar to that of vinyl flooring…

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Wall Paneling DIY

Wall Paneling is the perfect way to accent any wall. Leather tablets and panels are installed directly over concrete or wood. Installation should be on a clean, unfinished surface.

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Our custom-made leather wall panels are prepared for our clients design specifications. Leather tiles can be applied directly to the wall or pre-applied onto panels for quick and accurate installation. Leather tiles are easy to install and maintain.

 

Liquid Nails is usually used for paneling. It allows you to make adjustments after placing the panel, which is definitely a plus in cases of initial mounting mistakes. Heavy panels need additional support, with nails 16 to 20 inches apart.

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Fitting Electrical Boxes

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Detail DIYPanel cutouts for switch and receptacle boxes can easily be made: Generously chalk around the edges of the switch or receptacle box. Then, hold the leather panel in position and tap it lightly against the chalked box. The box outline will have been transferred to the back of the leather panel when the panel is taken away. (See detail). Cueros arquitectonicos

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Commission a Custom Wall Mural, like the ones below, any color, any size, any pattern…


1. Wall to wall Leather Tile Mural  2. Leather Tile Mural over a fireplace

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Zinc Metal Sheets – Zinc is chic, hip and trendy!

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RotoMetals –  Zinc Sheets for Cabinetry, Counter Tops, Back Splashes…

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KITCHEN LEATHER CABINETS Chelsea Design IncWith RotoMetals zinc sheets, It is possible to achieve a great looking finished product made out of zinc with very little work! RotoMetals has put together these videos to help give a basic idea on how to fabricate their zinc sheets into a countertop or table, using very basic tools to accomplish the installation. 

Helpful videos to assist with creating your own patina, zinc sheet installation and more…Click Here

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This is a sample pack of all of our thicknesses of zinc metal sheets and the pre-weathered patina 7. This is a great way to feel the differences in thickness if you are undecided or it you want to practice bending or soldering. This includes free USPS Priority Mail, and should take 1-3 days to get anywhere in the country.

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