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Cabinet Black Magic

April 27, 2015
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An inexpensive way to give your cabinets an antique, glazed look is to darken the Kerf along crown molding or door panels using a black, magic marker.

(It's also easier than painting a line.)


The black lines are visible in the crown molding and the base molding of these upper cabinets.


— Fernando Pagés Ruiz is ProTradeCraft's Latin America Editor. He is currently building a business in Ecuador and a house in Mexico. Formerly, he was a builder in the Great Plains and mountain states. He is author of Building an Affordable House and Affordable Remodel (Taunton Press).