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Old 09-20-2021, 10:32 PM   #1
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..What wood is cabinetry C190V 2003?
Am rebuilding some drawer fronts & Hatch Doors...
Would like to match the existing wood type/color.
They look like Maple or Poplar ...
But my woodworking knowledge is limited.
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Your real dilemma is going to be matching a nearly 20-year-old finish. Most woods darken with age (strangely, walnut, for one, lightens). Take a drawer to a real paint store like Sherwin Williams. If you are lucky and get an experienced rep, they may be able to do a decent job. Maple and poplar grains are similar enough that wood choice may not matter if you get the color right.
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Old 09-21-2021, 02:41 AM   #3
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..What wood is cabinetry C190V 2003?
According to the 2003 brochure, cabinet doors are solid maple. The trick will be matching the finish to the old finish, though in a space like a camper, you'll only need to get close.
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Your real dilemma is going to be matching a nearly 20-year-old finish. Most woods darken with age (strangely, walnut, for one, lightens). Take a drawer to a real paint store like Sherwin Williams. If you are lucky and get an experienced rep, they may be able to do a decent job. Maple and poplar grains are similar enough that wood choice may not matter if you get the color right.
Thanks much...I'm sure it'll be a learning experience..
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According to the 2003 brochure, cabinet doors are solid maple. The trick will be matching the finish to the old finish, though in a space like a camper, you'll only need to get close.
I'll be learning for sure Tks
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I wanted to buy sheets of RT cabinet material that they use for a cabinet I built to replace the seat/drawer behind the passenger seat because it's such high quality stuff, imho....no dice, they said use the best oak faced plywood you can get your hands on & try to match the existing finish.....so I'm doing just that.
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I wanted to buy sheets of RT cabinet material that they use for a cabinet I built to replace the seat/drawer behind the passenger seat because it's such high quality stuff, imho....no dice, they said use the best oak faced plywood you can get your hands on & try to match the existing finish.....so I'm doing just that.
Let me know if you find a stain that works good in Color scheme...
I'll try to source some oak faced plywood...
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Old 09-27-2021, 12:31 AM   #8
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baltic birch or better with red or white oak laminate .......
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The Dodges and the 200 Chevies were oak as far as I remember, and I though we looked at 2003+ Chevies that had oak cabinets.


Here is a link to a 2003 for sale that has good pics of the cabinets, and it looks like oak with maybe a thinned golden oak stain on it, or maybe just aged finish. The latter Chevies were maple as our 07 is and after that they went to cherry in 2008 or so.


https://offerup.com/item/detail/979292969
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I dunno....that looks an awfully like our interior....a mid summer trip to to the NE developed these problems: the cabinet door frame in front of the waste basket actually parted the rails from the styles on the hinged side....trust me, that'll never happen again....then...out of the clear blue, I (driver) was wearing the bathroom door...crazy that the actual plywood would/could part like that....other than the piano hinge screws getting loose from time to time, no pre warning...so....epoxy on the road (wallyworld parking lot) & re-bedding those screws & I'm keeping eyes on it.....
'98 200 V 160K miles....Central NY.....we've had it 17 years...
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I replaced a piece of trim in my 2003 a few years ago and was able to get a pretty good match on the finish. I'm not at home at the moment but should be getting back today or tomorrow, I'll try to remember to check what it was.

I had to re-glue one of my cabinet doors as well. I think it was because I had some heavy items (12 packs of soda) hitting the doors, so I put some bars just inside the door to stop things from sliding forward.
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I used Varathane Stain+Poly Summer Oak Semi-Gloss finish. I used some kind of oak for the trim but can't recall now whether it was red or white oak so you might want to test a piece of each to see what looks better.
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I used Varathane Stain+Poly Summer Oak Semi-Gloss finish. I used some kind of oak for the trim but can't recall now whether it was red or white oak so you might want to test a piece of each to see what looks better.
Thanks... Appreciated..
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Not for the OP and 2003 but I built cabinets to replace the third seat in our RT 2007 210P with veneer birch and shot it with a clear finish. I was pleased how close it matched our maple woodwork.
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