French casement cabinets are often the focus of DIY projects.
These small window openings are often made from metal that looks like casement.
If you have an old door with a window, you can turn it into a french window opening.
We like to make these window openings using the following DIY steps.
First, we need to figure out how much space we want to use.
This will depend on how much room you have in your home.
We want to make sure that we have enough space to put the casement on the wall, which will give us room to install the casements frame and door.
The window opening will be a little bit more snug when the door is closed than when it is open.
The casement frame will be the size of a small kitchen door, which is what you’ll use for this project.
The French casements will then be glued to the wall.
Next, we’ll add some foam to the bottom of the frame to give the frame a little more stability.
After the foam is dry, we can glue the frame together.
Now that we’ve glued the frame, we’re ready to finish the cabinet.
First thing to do is find a nice, dry, flat surface.
I use my kitchen table as my foundation.
You can make a nice solid wooden surface by laying the piece of plywood on a hard surface like a wood floor or a concrete block.
Then, I place the cabinet onto the table and use the kitchen knife to cut the foam off the top of the cabinet so that we can put it on the floor.
You want the foam to be as level as possible.
Once the foam has dried, we cut out the holes in the foam, then we fill them with glue.
You’ll need about 2 inches of glue for each hole.
After gluing the foam in, you’ll add a little plastic sheet to seal the holes so that the foam doesn’t leak out.
Now, we glue the door frame to the cabinet, which you can use as a backing for the casings frame.
To finish the frame for the cabinet door, we attach a rubber strap to the door and a string to the frame.
You might also use some string to attach the door handle to the hinges.
The door frame will hold the door open.
To make sure the frame is secure, you need to make the frame more rigid by using some wood screws or nails.
Once you’ve glued and glued the frames together, we fill the holes with foam and glue them in place.
You now have a French casemate window opening!
Here’s a video of how to make one of these.
You should have two cabinets, so you’ll have to trim the pieces of wood that you’ll be replacing.
We cut up our wood pieces and used a router to cut them out to size.
We also used a file to cut off the foam that we used to glue the frames.
You will want to trim down the edges of the wood so that they are not too big.
We used a hammer to cut down the wood, but you could use a hammer as well.
Next up, we glued the casemate door handle onto the frame with glue and a rubber band.
We glued the hinges to the casemates frame with the same glue.
We made a simple metal door frame that we taped to the floor using a rubber cement.
The hinges then slid onto the casems frame and slid back into place.
Now you can get to the fun part!
Next, you will want some paint.
You could use paint thinner and some spray paint, but I like to use some type of high-gloss clear acrylic paint.
This clear paint gives you a very shiny finish and will help prevent fingerprints on your door.
Next you’ll need to glue your casemate frame.
We taped the hinges on the casettes frame with rubber bands.
We added some glue to hold the caseminates frame in place, and then we glued them back into position.
After that, we added the door.
Finally, we taped the door shut.
We painted the door black to make it look like a French door, and we glued a rubber pad over the door’s handle to keep it closed.
Here’s how we painted the caselas door.
I chose to paint it black to give it a little extra pop.
We’ll be painting the casemeates door again next week, so stay tuned!
If you’re interested in making your own french casements window opening, you may want to check out this tutorial that shows you how to build your own DIY french casemate.
You don’t need a lot of materials to make your own casement door, so this DIY project is easy to follow.
You may want more advice on making French casemas, so check out these tutorials to learn how to decorate a French cabinet.