Refacing Materials

Refacing Materials

WalzCraft offers a variety of Cabinet Refacing Materials including Non-Adhesive Veneer, PSA Veneer, Veneer, and MDF Core Plywood, and Solid Wood Refacing Stock. These options give you the flexibility you need for an efficient and quality cabinet refacing installation.

Refacing Material Sample Set
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View Plywood Cabinet Refacing Materials
View Refacing Materials - Solid Wood Refacing Stock
View Paintable Laminate Cabinet Refacing Materials
View 3D Laminate (RTF) Cabinet Refacing Materials
View DLV Cabinet Refacing Materials
View Raw MDF and HDF Cabinet Refacing Materials

Non-Adhesive Veneers

Non-Adhesive Veneers are “thin” refacing materials that rely on adhesive for installation. WalzCraft offers three types; Non-Adhesive Paper Back Veneer, Non-Adhesive Wood Back Veneer, and Non-Adhesive Resin Back Veneer. Click on the tabs below to learn more about each type of Non-Adhesive Veneer.

WalzCraft Recommends using Veneers with Refacing Method 101 or 103.

Veneer Types & Descriptions

Non-Adhesive Paper Back Veneer is a wood veneer bonded to a paper backing, resulting in a thin (.023″ thick) product that is easy to work with. It is ideal for face frame applications. However, it is not recommended for covering large surfaces.

This refacing material is easy to cut to size using a table saw, straight edge and utility knife, or a laminate slitter. However, a laminate slitter is the best choice for fast and accurate cuts.

Installation

Apply a solvent or water based contact cement to the back of the veneer and the face frame. Next, use a veneer smoothing tool to apply pressure to the veneer for proper adhesion. This process eliminates the need for nails, and therefore there are no nail holes to fill. When properly installed, the low profile gives the appearance of becoming part of the existing face frame.

.023" Thick Non-Adhesive Paper Back Veneer Cabinet Refacing Material

Non-Adhesive Wood Back Veneer is a 2-ply veneer. The veneer face is the wood species specified by the customer, and the back is a Luan veneer that helps balance the sheet. The backing is applied to the veneer in a cross grain direction resulting in a flatter more stable product. This refacing material is suitable for face frame applications, as well as covering larger surfaces such as the side of a cabinet.

Installation

Apply a solvent or water based contact cement to the back of the veneer and the face of the cabinet. Next, use a veneer smoothing tool to apply pressure to the veneer for proper adhesion. This process eliminates the need for nails, and therefore there are no nail holes to fill. When properly installed, the low profile gives the appearance of becoming part of the existing face frame.

.036" Non-Adhesive Wood Back Veneer for Cabinet Refacing

Non-Adhesive Resin Back Veneer is stiffer, thicker, and more resistant to dents than the Paper Back and Wood Back Veneers. Many resin back materials will leave a black line at the edge or corner of a cabinet; however, our Non-Adhesive Resin Back Veneers use a lighter colored Resin that eliminates this issue. This type of veneer is also known as a “No Black Line” (NBL) veneer. The resin backing is similar to laminate countertop material and has characteristics that cause it to perform like laminate.

Installation

Solvent or water based contact cement can be used to install this refacing material. The resin backing acts as a barrier between the glue and the veneer, therefore eliminating any chance of the finish being affected by solvent based products bleeding through the veneer during the installation process. This product will accept a SolidTone® finish.

.038" Resin Back Veneer Cabinet Refacing Material

Pressure Sensitive (PSA) Veneers – “Peel & Stick”

Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Veneers are “thin” refacing materials that are supplied with a 3M Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) applied to the back. WalzCraft offers two types; PSA Paper Back Veneer and PSA Wood Back Veneer. Click on the tabs below to learn more about each type of PSA Veneer.

WalzCraft Recommends using Veneers with Refacing Method 101 or 103.

Veneer Types & Descriptions

Pressure Sensitive Paper Back Veneer is popular among refacers. It is the thinnest (.023″ thick) of all the refacing materials and is supplied with a 3M Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) applied to the back. The veneer easy to work with, making it ideal for face frame applications. However, it is not recommended for covering large surfaces.

This refacing material is easy to cut to size using a table saw, straight edge and utility knife, or a laminate slitter. However, a laminate slitter is the best choice for fast and accurate cuts.

Installation

WalzCraft recommends applying a solvent or water based contact cement to the face frame. Next, use a veneer smoothing tool to apply pressure to the veneer for proper adhesion. This process eliminates the need for nails, and therefore there are no nail holes to fill. When properly installed, the low profile gives the appearance of becoming part of the existing face frame.

.023" Thick Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Veneer for Cabinet Refacing

Pressure Sensitive Wood Back Veneer has the same features as the Non-Adhesive Wood Back Veneer but is supplied with a 3M Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) applied to the back.This refacing material is suitable for face frame applications, as well as covering larger surfaces such as the side of a cabinet.

Installation

WalzCraft recommends applying a solvent or water based contact cement to the face of the cabinet. Next, use a veneer smoothing tool to apply pressure to the veneer for proper adhesion. This process eliminates the need for nails, and therefore there are no nail holes to fill. When properly installed, the low profile gives the appearance of becoming part of the existing face frame.

.036" Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (Peel & Stick) Wood Back Veneer for Cabinet Refacing

Plywoods

WalzCraft offers 1/8″ and 1/4″ Plywood with a Veneer or MDF Core in a variety of Wood Species and Grade Options. Plywood is available unfinished, or finished with our Stain or SolidTone (Paint) Colors. Click on the tabs below to learn more about each type of plywood.

WalzCraft Recommends using Plywood with Refacing Method 101, 102, or 104.

Plywood Types & Descriptions

1/8″ Veneer Core Plywood is a versatile product that refacers can use in all areas of a cabinet, including sides, backs, fronts, and undersides. Common woodworking tools such as table saws, sanders, and routers work well with this product.

Installation

Contact cement, or pin nails and panel adhesive can be used to secure this 3-ply refacing material.

1/8" Plywood Veneer Core Cabinet Refacing Material

1/4″ Veneer Core Plywood is a good choice for strengthening cabinets with thin back and side panels. Common woodworking tools such as table saws, sanders, and routers work well with this product.

Installation

Pin nails and panel adhesive can be used to secure this refacing material.

1/4" Plywood with Veneer Core Cabinet Refacing Material

Common woodworking tools such as table saws, sanders, and routers work well with this product.

Installation

Pin nails and panel adhesive can be used to secure 1/8″ MDF Core Plywood. The MDF Core has a few drawbacks, including the tendency to create more dust when cutting and fractures when pin nailing.

1/8" Plywood MDF Core Cabinet Refacing Material

Common woodworking tools such as table saws, sanders, and routers work well with this product.

Installation

Pin nails and panel adhesive can be used to secure 1/4″ MDF Core Plywood. The MDF Core has a few drawbacks, including the tendency to create more dust when cutting and fractures when pin nailing.

1/4" Plywood with MDF Core Cabinet Refacing Material

Solid Wood Refacing Stock

Solid Wood Refacing Stock (RFS100) is the closest match to the grain of new doors and is ideal for face frame applications. It is available in 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 5/16″, & 3/8″ thicknesses at any width between 5/8″ – 6″. WalzCraft allows you to order refacing stock in Random Lengths (will vary between 36″ and 96″), Cut to Length, or in 8′ pieces. Many cabinet refacers prefer ordering Cut to Length and Cut to Width sizes because it reduces installation time and job site mess. The durability and reparability are two additional features that solid wood refacing stock is known for.

Solid Wood Refacing Stock is offered in a variety of Wood Species and Grade Option. It is available unfinished or finished with our Stain or SolidTone (Paint) Colors.

WalzCraft Recommends using Solid Wood Refacing Stock with Refacing Method 104 and has engineered moldings that coordinate with the use of this refacing material.

Installation

Contact cement, or pin nails and panel adhesive can be used to secure this refacing material to the cabinet.

3/16" Solid Wood Cabinet Refacing Material

Paintable Laminate

Paintable Laminate provides a seamless non-grain surface for painting and is .015″ thick. This product is ideal for SolidTone (Paint) Finish and is easy to cut to size with a table saw, straight edge and utility knife, or a laminate slitter. WalzCraft offers Paintable Laminate in both Non-Adhesive and Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) options.

Unfinished Paintable Laminate is available Rough Cut to Stock Size (RCSS) Sheets: 24″ x 32″, 2′ x 4′, 2′ x 8′, 4′ x 4′, and 4′ x 8′, Rip to Rough Width (RTRW), or Precision Cut to Size (PCTS).

Paintable Laminate with a SolidTone® Finish /Color is only available in the following Rough Cut to Stock Size (RCSS) Sheets: 24″ x 32″, 2′ x 4′, 2′ x 8′, 4′ x 4′, and 4′ x 8′. Prefinished Laminate is finished on one side (face) only.

Paintable Laminate Types & Descriptions

Installation

Securing this laminate can be done by applying solvent or water based contact cement to both the cabinet and veneer. Use a veneer smoothing tool to apply pressure to the veneer for proper adhesion. This process eliminates the need for nails, and therefore there are no nail holes to fill.

Paintable Laminate Non-Adhesive Back

Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Paintable Laminate has a 3M Pressure Sensitive Adhesive applied to the back.

Installation

Applying contact cement to the cabinet is optional when installing this laminate. Use a veneer smoothing tool to apply pressure to the veneer for proper adhesion. This process eliminates the need for nails, and therefore there are no nail holes to fill.

3D Laminate (RTF)

WalzCraft offers 3D Laminate Refacing Material in both Non-Adhesive Phenolic Back and Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Back Options. Click on the tabs below to learn more about each type.

3D Laminate (RTF) Types & Descriptions

Non-Adhesive Phenolic Back 3D Laminate (RTF) Veneer is stiffer, thicker (adds .020″ to foil thickness), and more resistant to dents than 3D Laminate (RTF) with a Pressure Sensitive Adhesive back. Many phenolic back materials will leave a black line at the edge or corner of a cabinet; however, our Non-Adhesive Phenolic Back Veneers use a lighter colored phenolic that eliminates this issue. This type of veneer is also known as a “No Black Line” (NBL) veneer.

Installation

The phenolic backing is similar to laminate countertop material and has characteristics that cause it to perform like laminate. Solvent-based or water based contact cement can be used for this product application. The phenolic backing acts as a barrier between the glue and the veneer, therefore eliminating any chance of the finish being affected by any solvent based products bleeding through the veneer during the installation process.

RTF - 3D Laminate Veneer Cabinet Refacing Material with Phenolic Back

Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) 3D Laminate (RTF) Veneer features a 3D Laminate (RTF) with a 3M Pressure Sensitive Adhesive applied to the back.  This product is most suitable for covering face frames and other small areas of the cabinet. For the sides of the cabinet or larger surfaces, we recommend a stiffer material such as the Non-Adhesive Phenolic back 3D Laminate (RTF) Veneer.

Installation

WalzCraft recommends that a solvent based or water based contact cement be used on the substrate for this product application. When installing this the PSA 3D Laminate (RTF), a veneer smoothing blade should be used to apply pressure for proper adhesion. This securing process eliminates the need for nails, resulting in no nail holes to fill.

 

PSA Peel and Stick RTF Veneer Cabinet Refacing Material

Decorative Laminate Veneer (DLV)

Decorative Laminate Veneer (DLV) is .025″ thick and is used to achieve a modern look. It is available in 5 Color/Texture Options.

DLV is available rough-cut to stock size (RCSS) in 2′ x 4′, 2′ x 8′, 4′ x 4′, and 4′ x 8′ Sheet Sizes or rip to rough width (RTRW) in 8′ lengths only.

Decorative Laminate Veneer (DLV) Types & Descriptions

Non-Adhesive Decorative Laminate Veneer (DLV) is .025″ thick and is available in 5 Color/Texture Options.

Installation

Apply a solvent or water based contact cement to the back of the DLV and the face frame. Next, use a veneer smoothing blade to apply pressure to the veneer for proper adhesion. This process eliminates the need for nails, and therefore there are no nail holes to fill.

 

Refacing Material DLV with Non-Adhesive back

Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Decorative Laminate Veneer (DLV) features a 3M Pressure Sensitive Adhesive applied to the back.

Installation

When installing PSA DLV, a veneer smoothing blade should be used to apply pressure to the veneer for proper adhesion. This process eliminates the need for nails, and therefore there are no nail holes to fill. Applying contact cement to the cabinet is optional when installing this laminate.

 

Refacing Material DLV with PSA Back

Medium & High Density Fiberboard

MDF & HDF Types & Descriptions

Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is available in thicknesses of 1/4″ (6.4mm), 3/8″ (9.5mm), 1/2″ (12.7mm), 5/8″ (15.9mm), 11/16″ (17.4mm), 3/4″ (19.1mm), and 1″ (25.4mm). The material is available Rough Cut to Stock Size (RCSS) in 24″ x 32″, 2′ x 4′, 2′ x 8′, 4′ x 4′, and 4′ x 8′ Sheet Sizes, Rip to Rough Width (RTRW), or Precision Cut to Size (PCTS).

Installation

1/4″ Raw MDF can be secured with pin nails and panel adhesive. The material thickness makes this product a good choice for strengthening cabinets with thin backs and side panels. However, the MDF core may have a tendency to create more dust while cutting and/or fracture when pin nailing. Common woodworking tools such as table saws, sanders, and routers work well with this product.

1/4" Raw MDF for Cabinet Refacing

1/8″ High-Density Fiberboard (HDF) is available Rough Cut to Stock Size (RCSS) in 24″ x 32″, 2′ x 4′, 2′ x 8′, 4′ x 4′, and 4′ x 8′ Sheet Sizes, Rip to Rough Width (RTRW), or Precision Cut to Size (PCTS).

HDF products are available Unfinished or Finished with a SolidTone® (Paint) color by WalzCraft.

Installation

1/8″ Raw HDF can be secured with pin nails and panel adhesive. The material thickness makes this product a good choice for strengthening cabinets with thin backs and side panels. However, the HDF core may have a tendency to create more dust while cutting and/or fracture when pin nailing. Common woodworking tools such as table saws, sanders, and routers work well with this product.

1/8" High Density Fiberboard (HDF) for Cabinet Refacing