How to put a kitchen cupboard door on a dishwasher

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One of the newer trends in kitchen remodelling is the integrated dishwasher, designed to look just like any other cabinet in the kitchen. Fully integrated dishwashers are completely concealed by a cabinet door, while semi-integrated dishwashers are partially concealed. A standard dishwasher can be transformed into the integrated look by either purchasing a dishwasher cover kit or attaching an existing cabinet door to the front of the unit.

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Things you need

  • Dish soap
  • 120-grit sandpaper
  • PL400 construction adhesive
  • Caulking gun
  • Hand clamps

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  1. 1

    Clean the front of the dishwasher door and the back of the cabinet door with dish soap. Let dry completely

  2. 2

    Lightly sand the front of the dishwasher door and back of the cabinet door. Wipe off any excess sanding debris.

  3. 3

    Use the caulking gun with PL400 construction adhesive and spread an even layer on the back side of the cabinet.

  4. 4

    Position the cabinet door in place on the dishwasher door.

  5. 5

    Hold the cabinet door to dishwasher door with the hand clamps. Let dry for 24 hours.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a small piece of cardboard to help spread the PL400 so your hands do not get dirty.
  • Open a window or turn on a fan when working with PL400 to dissipate any fumes from the adhesive.

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