How To Make Shaker Cabinet Doors

Ever since we shared how we turned our regular refrigerator into a panel refrigerator, we’ve gotten so many requests asking us to share how we made the shaker cabinet doors we used as the panels. Today we’re finally sharing how we made them!

These shaker cabinet doors can be used for more than just refrigerator door panels. They’re also how Mike made the cabinet doors on the cabinets that surround the fridge. And pretty much the same way he made the cabinet doors when we customized the lower cabinets on the other side of the kitchen to make inset kitchen cabinets out of store bought cabinets. These doors will also be featured in the bathroom refresh Caitlin will be sharing soon, and has shared a couple projects from already.

You can see the whole kitchen here, and the videos of the kitchen and projects from it here.

kitchen with wall of beige cabinets and large kitchen island
beige integrated panel refrigerator with wood knobs and brass handles

Supplies for Shaker Cabinet Doors:

See how to make these cabinets in the video below:

beige cabinet refrigerator with wood knobs and brass handles



Flooring – Jasper Hardwood – European Brushed Oak Collection Natural, 4-3/8″ (we bought ours from Build Direct, but they are no longer carrying this specific flooring)

Brass Cabinet Pulls – 3-3/4″ Classic Cast Brass Cup Pull (I aged the brass, you can see that here)

Wood Cabinet Knobs – 1-1/4 in. (32 mm) Birch Wood Round Cabinet Knob

Wood Beams

Pendant Lights (similar)


  • Cabinet Paint Color – Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige
  • Wall & Trim Color – Sherwin Williams Alabaster

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