SEMIhandmade for a semi-custom cabinetry

I have a custom furniture/cabinetry company in LA, Handmade, that has just launched a line of custom doors, panels, and drawer faces for frameless kitchen and bathroom cabinets – anything from the big-box lines, IKEA, you name it. We call the line SEMIhandmade.


  • 30″ Akurum horizontal wall cabinet
  • Reclaimed Douglas fir
  • MDF panels

In the photos, we took 2 Akurum 30″ horizontal kitchen wall cabinets, screwed them together, then made doors from reclaimed Douglas fir framing lumber. On the sides are white MDF panels to give the piece a built-in look. We finished everything in low-VOC, water-based lacquer.

ikea kitchen cabinet
douglas fir door
reclaimed wood door

~ John McDonald/Handmade, Los Angeles