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Old 03-02-2010, 08:54 PM   #1
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wood look refrigerator door panels

Our AS has the wood look refrigerator door panels that are the raised panel style but I think they are a vinyl type substance like contact paper, are they? Are wood inserts available? Can any insert be substituted perhaps with a trim kit. I like the raised panel, and even the wood look, (yes you heard me right) but I think it may not be as good a match as some I have seen.

Anyone change their door look or door?


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Old 03-02-2010, 09:22 PM   #2
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I used 1/8" oak plywood door skin from Home Depot. Stain or oil as you wish.

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I don't know if this helps or not, but when I replaced my Fridge in my Argosy with a new one <Dometic> it didn't have a front door cover<sold seperatly>. So I went to Home depot and bought that 25 year flooring in wood grain and used High end double sided sticky tape and made my own.

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Old 03-02-2010, 09:27 PM   #4
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I did the same as Jim. I removed the panel in ours and used 1/8 pine plywood with a clear stain to match the what the rest of the interior will be eventually.

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Old 03-03-2010, 06:01 AM   #5
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:21 AM   #6
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My Dometic had a cheap looking wood grain decal over removable metal panels. I went to Lowe's and bought veneer oak, contact glued this to back side of the metal panels. Stained and finished to match rest of cabinetry. Very simple, looks much better.
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:22 PM   #7
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Great! Thank you all for the ideas. I am glad to hear that so many of you were able to do this and that we will be able to change ours too.

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I put laminate to match my counter from Lowe's
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:13 PM   #9
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Carol what are the dimensions of your doors? I have the raised solid wood panels that came off my old frig.

I will caution you though they were so heavy that the doors fell of several times. Not so bad when the frig door came off but the ice cream from the freezer did make a mess.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:01 PM   #10
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Guess what the refrigerator doors are wooden! I couldn't tell from the pictures. Now that I have the AS home we took a closer look.

Howie thanks.

And arod the laminate looks super. It looks like the panels the fancy motorhomes put in as their trim.

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Shane I never would have thought of using flooring that is resourceful and opens up lots of possibilities for facing cabinets too. Hmmm.

Jim the 1/8 " oak stained to match may be something I will someday do on the credenza side that is not wood. I have even thought of adding a veneer on the tab'e surfaces but I like the easy care formica for now.

Thanks for your responses. We are really pleased with the Airstream.


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