our CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS from our satisfied customers over the years.
Your product and service is always #1 here.
www.boardreader.com are steaming with
compliments about dealing with Tape-Ease!!!
Reply 6: Any recommendations for a veneer vendor...
Hank replied 6 months, 3 weeks ago
I've used Tape-Ease for years with
no regrets. I used another one and when the name pops into my feeble memory,
I'll edit this post. I HATE to run counter to Darth, but I've always used
contact cement with zero problems. Good ventilation is a must, however. I used
the Joe stuff - I think it's called Heat-Lock and it worked, but had to buy a
half gallon minimum and the remainder went bad after ...
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CraigJ replied 6 months, 3 weeks ago
CADman, I've had good luck using Tape-Ease. The iron on method is fairly easy
and Pete Mazz has an excellent sticky on it.
Reply 8: Any recommendations for a veneer vendor...
Sylvan replied 6 months, 3 weeks ago I used Tape-Ease also for my latest
build. I'm happy with the experience.
First let me say that I
am very pleased with the doors and drawer fronts that I recently received.
They look great and the dimensions were exact. I will surely order
from Tape Ease again, and
recommend to others.
On 1/3/2012 10:41 AM, Richard
Dave, Thank you for the prompt reply
to my inquiry. I appreciate the pleasant response. You would not
remember, but over the years you folks have made many doors for me. It
started about nine years ago when I redid our kitchen; Tape-Ease supplied
the veneers, doors, and drawer fronts. Since then I have replaced doors
on cabinets in my home and office and replaced many feet of molding in my
house. These doors are for a vanity in my office. All of my dealings
with Tape-Ease have been very pleasant and your materials have all been
excellent. My neighbor is a meticulous wood-worker....he can do finish
carpentry in boats....and even he has remarked about the quality
workmanship in my kitchen cabinet doors as well as the quality of various
moldings from Tape-Ease.
At any rate, thanks again. I'll be watching for the hinges.
I have attached a picture of our finished
The doors are beautiful, the quality is excellent.
Thanks for your help.
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Feedback on the cabinet doors that you shipped: they are absolutely
gorgeous and are exactly what I expected from you. I am a weekend
woodworker and have the skills but not the time to make cabinet doors.
This is exactly how I would have made and finished them! I was trying
to match a Kraft Maid cabinet that I bought 7 years ago (clear maple
shaker design). It looks just like it came from Kraft Maid. But now,
Kraft Maid cabinet doors use glue and staples to hold the rail and
styles together (now your doors are better than Kraft Maid). I like it
that you didn't cut any corners.
I've been meaning to shoot you an email on the doors. They look great! I
checked all of the sizes against the order and everything checks out. The
packing was outstanding. Ordering was the easy part...if the doors could
just finish and install themselves I would be all set. The doors are going
to be inset so there will be plenty of tweaking to get everything
Thanks and happy holidays,
Dave Daus / Tape-Ease:
I attached a few photos of a bath vanity cabinet I made
from Tape-Ease parts. It is beautiful, and was about 30% the cost of
having it made by a local cabinet maker (I got three quotes). The
inlaid rope detail on the doors, doors, and mirrors give the bathroom a
quality feel and the mirrors matching the cabinet doors is a nice touch.
The four-drawer vanity is also a step up from the ordinary (most are
three), but was worth the extra effort.
The quality of the Tape-Ease components
is such that I now cringe at the pre-made vanities you buy at box stores
like at Home Centers.
Those pre-made cabinets used to rate as acceptable in my opinion, but
having upgraded to Tape-Ease components, Home
Center products now just irritate me with
their flimsy feel, loose drawers, and comparatively low quality.
Last year I ordered cabinet doors from you guys. You guys did an
awesome job, but I forgot to e-mail you some pictures. Attached are
some pictures of your cabinet doors which I stained and installed behind
my bar. Hope you like the pic's.
I have attached an order form for just a single sheet of veneer. I also
wanted to send you photos of the last project you helped me with - the
kitchen turned out great! I did move since the last couple of orders,
so please note the new shipping address on the form.
Dan Del Vecchio
I have never sent in a testimonial before today.
I am not a contractor by any means, and it did take many evenings
and weekends to complete, but boy are we happy. Don’t bother searching
the internet to find help with your resurfacing project, I did 3 months
of searching, ordered samples and decided on Tape-Ease.
customer service: my wife and I changed our minds a couple times
and Dave was always a pro. When I needed an extra sheet of finished
cherry veneer half way through the project. Dave sent it out in a few
days, it matched perfect. They split up the order to allow for UPS
shipment, my second choice for purchase would only send freight Dave
saved me $250 on just shipping.
Hand rubbed finish: All the products I found on the internet and
Lowes are sprayed on. They won’t send you the stain. Dave sold me a qt
of the stain, definitely helped with a couple small goof ups and allowed
me to stain matching rope
molding I bought locally.
I spent 10K on cabinets, countertops, floor tile (professionally
installed), backsplash and appliances. Our realtor friend said it’s a
40K job and would sell in a heart beat. Had
some friends over and she said to him, this isn’t fair!
Tapeease internet site isn’t the easiest to navigate, but it’s
worth it, call them and they’ll help you through it.
Thank you for your help on the phone today. I really
Please take a look at the attached before and after
all of the exposed materials used in this project are
from you guys. I
stained some of the moldings but the combination of the
items with the prefinished doors turned out very nice.
My customer is
very pleased. I will be sending more business your
way. Thanks for
great products and service. It's very hard to find
Custom Interiors by
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Just a quick note to say thank you for the high quality work. The doors
and face frames that you fabricated were PERFECT and set off my entire
basement project. The door painted wonderfully and I couldn't be happier
with the quality of both materials and workmanship.
Sometimes ordering over the internet, I become concerned that I won't get
what I paid for. I am delighted to tell you that with Tapeease I got much
more than I paid for. You can count on me to recommend your company every
chance I get and I look forward to working with you in the future
Charles B Bellmyer
To Dave and Jeff,
Just a short note to let you know how THRILLED my wife and
I are with the new
doors and drawer fronts you made for us. We have a new kitchen for a fraction
of what I ever thought it would have cost. The quality was
excellent and the service and advise was there when ever I needed it.
Thanks, David Teri
Hi Dave & Jeff,
You can see pictures of
the entire project at
The quality of the
doors and veneer you provided is truly
exceptional. I started this project with a kitchen
island and a drawer unit from a
home centers' major
brands, pre-made in natural hickory, and there is
no comparison -- the hickory in the doors and
drawers and veneer you sent me was so much better
matched, no glaring knots or wild grain changes
(like the other units), just a beautiful harmony
of lovely warm color. Fabrication quality is
outstanding also, and you all matched my
All for now,
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I ordered my red oak veneer on Monday and
received your product on Tuesday. Unbelievable! The quality is
exceptional and your service and helpfulness in placing the order is to
Can’t wait to start refacing my cabinets.
Thank you again.
Deb Kasper /
Dave, I want to thank you for the great job you guys did matching the
sample I sent and delivering such great doors, drawers and end
panels. I have checked other web sites and your price and quality is
I am totally satisfied with my new kitchen. I am including the before
and after pictures.
Just a quick note letting you know how
pleased I am with your sales Rep's and services. I placed my order on A
Tuesday and received it here in Pa. on Friday. Your sales people are very
knowledgeable and a pleasure to talk to. The veneered cylinder I received
was of the highest quality and worked out very well on the project I'm
building. Sorry no photos are available but maybe in the future.
All my future business will be with
your company. Thanks again for everything.
I am finally sending my before and after pictures of
my kitchen, along with a testimonial.
I can't rave enough about new cabinets and new
kitchen! After getting a few estimates on new
cabinets and refacing, I couldn't believe the cost.
Being he frugal person that I am, I did an internet
search and found Tape-Ease.
I was reluctant at first to put my trust in a company
that I couldn't visit, so I asked for a sample of what
I wanted. The sample arrived and the rest is history.
The doors, drawers and veneer arrived as promised. In
just 2 weekends working part time, my kitchen had a
complete facelift! The doors are amazing quality,
great workmanship, and my coworkers are so jealous!
I am SO thrilled with the final product. I'm
recommending you to everyone! If I could do it over,
I wouldn't change a thing!
Thank you so much!
Just wanted to let you know how much I
appreciated the quality of the doors you made for me and the quick lead
time and live customer service I received.
As a semi-retired general construction
superintendent I find your product and service to be outstanding even
for the small order I had. I will use your company in the future and
highly recommend it to other people.
Over the past several months,
I've purchased several thousand dollars in material from Tape-Ease (over a
thousand feet of 1X walnut, various molding, etc). The quality of the
material is excellent. The shipment was perfect and your responsiveness
to me has been outstanding.
The project that I have been
using it for is a remodel of a lower level rec room and home theater.
Attached are a couple of pictures of the nearly completed home theater and
the rec room is in progress. I'm doing walnut wanscotting (stained in red
mahogony), redoing the bar area, etc. So far it is beautiful.
I want to thank you very much
for your help and also want to be sure that you're acknowledged. Please
forward this to your "higher ups" or if more helpful, let me know who I
should address a note to.
I am a very, very satisfied
Tape-Ease customer and you should feel free to use me as a reference !!!!
Reston, Virginia 20191
We had to let you know how pleased we are with
our cherry cabinet doors and other materials you set us. Every piece is
top quality and arrived exactly as ordered.
Ralph is a retired custom builder with an
excellent reputation and has always been known for his quality work. He
is very appreciative of excellent craftsmanship and couldn't have been
happier with your materials. He just completed our kitchen job and I now
have my dream kitchen. Thanks from both of us for being such a good
company to do business with.
Barbara and Ralph Miller
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I just finished installing
our new cabinet doors for our master bath.
I ordered them from
Tape-Ease and they did an excellent job.
Here is a photo of the
result, excuse the mess. I was in such
a hurry to put the new
ones in I forgot to take pictures of the old
These are solid cherry.
Makes the master bath look MUCH nicer.
That was a funny story.
ps to Dave - Excellent
job, look forward to ordering some more fronts.
I'm building more cabinets
I finally completed
installation of last of my cabinet doors this past weekend. Four coats of
water-based polyurethane on the exposed side and three on the backs.
Everything fit perfectly. You did an outstanding job getting the correct
face frame mounts for the Blum 170 degree hinges on the lazy susan doors.
Both doors open separately and work fantastic. No slop or banging into
other doors or appliances.
I ended up making my own
drawer boxes as I had a bunch of 3/4" oak tongue & groove that was stained
dark. I removed it from the walls, replaced with drywall and planed down
the oak to 5/8" and made drawer boxes. Had I not already owned the lumber
you would have got that order, too. There was the most beautiful oak under
that ugly stain.
I don't know exactly how I
stumbled onto your firm on the internet but I was very lucky I did. When
the Corian installers came and put in the counter top they asked where the
cabinets came from. My wife said my husband made them. He said usually it
is painfully obvious when a homeowner does something. In this case he
thought I made cabinets for a living. Quite a compliment for someone who
never made a cabinet before in his life. Your doors were perfect
companions to my cabinet boxes and we are totally satisfied. I added low
voltage cove track lighting above the cabinets and the same for
undercounter lighting. It is quite stunning.
Best wishes on your
continued success. Tapeease is marked is as one of my "favorites" in the
Internet Explorer and should I ever be in the market again for any wood
product I am not equipped to make myself you will get a call.
I just wanted to write and let you know
how satisfied I am with your
products and service. After getting outlandish
estimates for cabinet
refacing from local contractors, I decided to order the
doors and drawer
fronts and do it myself. I refaced the cabinets with
1/4" birch and then
ordered unfinished birch doors and drawer fronts from
you. I am sending
you before and after pictures to show you the
who sees the new cabinets can't believe you can order
such quality at such an affordable price.
Thanks for all your help.
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I just thought I would drop you an e-mail and tell you our doors did arrive.
We are very happy with them. The quality, craftsmanship, and finish are
really nice. I will definitely use you guys again if I have an opportunity
and will recommend tape-ease to anyone who is interested. Thanks for the job
I appreciate all the that Tape-Ease has provide with
my kitchen remodeling project. I'm very impressed
with the quality of the finished product and the ease
of working with you.
We refaced all the cabinets, bought all new dovetail
drawer boxes, wainscotting and veneer at the same
price a cabinet company wanted just for installation
of new cabinets. I saved a lot of money and headaches
refacing versus new cabinets and used the savings to
buy high end appliances.
The overwhelming response of peoples reaction when
they see my kitchen is "Wow". What else can you ask
I bought a sheet of Honduras Mahogany from you about a year ago. I used it
to build a pair of stereo speakers. I created a web site to document the
project, and it has a veneering section that mentions how pleased I am with
the veneer and your service.
If you'd care to link to my site (or to one of my photos), please feel free.
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I'll be ordering some more doors and drawers soon but
thought you might like a couple of pix to see the change.
Thanks Again and when this project is complete, I'll
write a testimonial and get some better pictures.
The refacing of our cabinets turned out
beautifully. The materials which you sent for the job were just perfect.
The workmanship on the doors and drawer-fronts was perfect. Nobody who
has seen the cabinets believes they are the same ones. The man who did
the new counter tops for us said he had never seen such a nice result and
he went to great lengths to match the oak on the counters to your doors
and to match his finishing work to mine.
Thanks for your help and all of your beautiful work and nice
I wanted to send you some before and after pictures of
my kitchen and let you know how happy I am with the
results. Your website is very user friendly and it
was nice to have such a large selection of wood,
styles, and colors. I got the exact custom look I
wanted for a fraction of the price and all 50+ cabinet
doors and drawer fronts arrived in perfect condition.
Kudos to your packaging people!! I will definitely use
you again and highly recommend your company to friends
and acquaintances. You make DIY look professional!
Thank you again for all your help and patience.
Julie Cox Gross
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|Dave, I have been wanting to write to
you sooner about how pleased we are
with the doors we ordered and your service and craftsmanship. We
the doors in November 2002 and of course they fit perfectly. We had an
sized vanity that was built in 1959 and would have required a complete
custom made cabinet to replace the entire unit. With your doors and
glue-on veneer we transformed the vanity from a painted box to a beautiful
oak cabinet. The hinges you provided have held up very well also and
only reason I mention this is after we finished the project two adult
daughters with two grandsons moved back in with us and they use that
bathroom every morning and night and full time on weekends (almost). So I
appreciate your work and they stained and finished very well too.
Redondo Beach CA
First of all I would like to thank you for your assistance throughout the
process! I feel compelled to write and say that when we opened the boxes to
our new doors, we were absolutely delighted with the result! The doors are
perfect in every way. We could not be any more satisfied. Tapeease,
obviously takes great pride in what you deliver to your customers! I would
highly recommend you to anyone! Thank you for making this so easy.
Chris and Kendra Maluchnik
I promised to send pictures of my refinished
cabinets. Well, better late than never. The new doors look beautiful and
the prefinished veneer turned out great. Every one who sees our kitchen
thinks we bought new cabinets. The original cabinets were over 20 years
old and finished with formica. We are very happy with the finished
product and recommend your company to anyone who asks. Thanks again, and
feel free to use these pictures any way you wish.
Thanks again for all your help. Without
tapeease.com, our phone conversations and the samples you provided, I
would not have been able to complete the redesign of my kitchen.
As you can see, Tapeease (custom
doors, drawer fronts, wood laminate and metal tambour) is
a substantial part of the design change. Everything about our dealings
and the products tapeease provided was excellent. Thanks again Dave.
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Just wanted to let you know that I
received the doors and they look great.
I will also add that I have never purchased any wood product (trim,
cabinets, etc) that had been sanded so nicely. The wood feels like glass!
At the end of last year, I ordered 30 or so maple
cabinet doors from you. I meant to write back much
sooner to tell you how pleased I was with their
quality, but better late than never, I hope. In any
case, let me say it now; I was tremendously impressed
with the quality of product from tapeease; every part
of my order was shipped exactly as requested, and the
doors were precisely the sizes agreed upon, to within
a whisper. No warping, nothing. Perfect.
At the time, I had been concerned that the panel grain
would not be fine and uniform enough for my client,
and asked if you could make them with quarter-sawn
panels. You assured me that you could supply a
similar look, and sure enough, the doors had a very
clean, high-end look that was just what we were hoping
for. I sourced some maple from a local supplier, and
built the cabinets in the attached photo on site, but
it was your doors which really make the project shine.
I wanted to send you a series of photos, but my e-mail
can only handle one at a time. If you would like more
shots of this kitchen, I would be happy to supply
them, and please feel free to post them on your site
if you are so inclined.
Shawn Bradbury Berkeley, CA
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I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help in picking out my
veneer. The veneer arrived in perfect condition and the quality of
veneer was great. From now on, Tape-Ease will be the only place I purchase
my veneer. I have finally completed my set of speakers and I
thought I would send you a picture of them. I'm
pleased with the way they turned out.
Click below to take a look at my web site:
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It seems like months rather than weeks since I received the kitchen
cabinet doors from TAPE-EASE. I was rather uneasy dealing with a
web-site company, but the doors are beautifully crafted. And of course
your patience with me was un-waveringly professional.
Cape Coral, FL
|I forgot to send you photos of the tower speakers I built for Danny
owner of GR Research. I used the Padauk veneer that I bought from
They are his Alpha LS model and are on his web site:
Here's my website: http://www.geocities.com/hankbond1/index
On page two you'll see the Alpha's and a pair of AV3's that are
veneered in your oak.
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|I have figured out how to
handle my pantry doors. I will need to order the following:
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Please send me a quote so I have an idea of the cost.
By the way, the cabinets came out great! My husband can't believe I
did it myself.
received my drawer fronts. Everything looks great. I would
definitely recommend the quality and workmanship of the doors and
drawer fronts and your company. Thanks for your assistance.
I promised to send you a photo of the finished kitchen and here it is.
Since it is a small kitchen it is very difficult to get a good single
shot. This is the best I can do.
Everybody loves it. You guys do nice work.
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Here is a photo of some
of the drums that I make with the plywood cylinders that I buy from
you guys. Thought you may like to see them. Also, a link
to my web page:
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|Thanks again for the attention to detail and the
high quality cabinet refacing
products and for your help. Please prepare to
place this order. These are final sizes. The last order looked
Kimble S Garrett
We wanted to send you a picture of how the kitchen turned out with the
doors we purchased from you and how the cabinets were painted.
We’re really thrilled with the finished kitchen.
Ron & Pricilla Scovell
I bought a sheet of Santos Rosewood NBL from you back in October.
I was really pleased with it. I've been sending business your way
when I can. Thought you might want to see the results...
See Lou's web-site for some great ideas on speaker building:
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We are very please we found your company on the web. Our company has saved $100's
since we started using your edgebanding and veneer products. Thats great, but even better
is the quality of your products that makes our job easier.
T. Hampton, St. Louis MO
Your cabinet doors and veneering supplies got us through our job quickly, with the doors
already finished, we refaced the cabinet boxes, hung the doors and it looks GREAT!!!
It looks like a new set of cabinets.
Thank You Dave for your help and we will highly recommend your company.
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Schwartz
I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help and information in
the purchase and installation of the veneer that we used in our kitchen.
It made a huge difference to have your helpful advice over the phone.
Also, thanks for the great product. It’s amazing
how good it looks. People who have seen our kitchen don’t even realize
that it’s veneer (that ended up saving us thousands of dollars and
making our new kitchen possible).
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Everything about my order for custom kitchen replacement doors (20 doors
& 10 drawers) was excellent (timeliness, condition of shipment,
measurement, and quality).
Thanks again for making my kitchen beautiful and a
Apr 3, 2001
Shalimar, FL 32579
are the pictures you requested. The re-facing turned out better than I
anticipated. However the pictures leave a lot to be desired…no, the
cabinets are not two-tone. That was caused by a reflection.
re-facing part was easy and the laminate cutter really saved a lot of
time. I stained the the 2x8 iron-on sheets before cutting into strips. I
was also careful to scrub the old surface with lacquer thinner before
re-facing. The iron-on stuck very well with the iron set on “cotton”
but I moved slowly. I also used a rubber roller immediately behind the
iron. I was lucky that the old surface was largely in good shape and
only had two small delaminating (repaired).
10 mil laminate was applied with contact cement to the cabinet
end-panels and other large areas. The thickness matched the iron-on
perfectly. I used the gel type contact cement because the bare wood
absorbs the thinner type. I was surprised this went well but I admit I
did some dry runs in the tight spots. Working under the bar section was
a real challenge but I got three pieces to mate exactly the first time.
This was my first time using contact cement and I found it was easy but
tricky. One technique that helped was
using scrap laminate as a safety shield between the two layers
and sliding it out as I rolled it down. Zero disasters!
of laminate was done primarily with a small cheap razor knife like you
use for wall paper trimming but I changed blades frequently to prevent
shredding of the wood.
American stain was rubbed onto the bare laminate wood before cutting.
The finish coat was two coats of polyurethane with light sanding between
coats. Except for the doors, varnishing was done in-place. If I was
doing it over, I would either use a satin clear coat vs semi-gloss or
just sand, steel wool and wax a single coat.
get the doors straight, I saved and marked all the old doors and even
made a drawing of every cabinet. My fear was that I would drill holes in
the wrong spot or put hinges on the wrong side. At work, I found more
than one horror story about this! After varnishing the doors, I used the
old doors as a drill pattern for the new doors. The old hardware was
used but cleaned up. Hardware was mounted before replacing doors.
Everything went back exactly as it came out according to the keyed
drawing. To mount the doors, I clamped a 2 inch strip of wood across the
bottom of the cabinet rail and rested the doors on it. I knew the
spacing from my drawing and all doors overlapped the cabinet ˝ inch. At
first, I used ˝ inch masking tape as a guide but soon found it
unnecessary. Then I carefully spaced the doors and drilled the hinge
holes while holding the doors in place. Got one crooked door but
remounting was easy.
only thing I should have had was a good solid table for cutting the
large sheets of laminate. I had to do that on the floor with a razor and
ruler…very tough on the knees and back.
24 unfinished 318 style doors, white birch (panel:SR-20;edge:E-109), 10
matching drawer fronts; 6 sheets white birch iron-on (used 3.5); 2
sheets 10 mil 4x8 sheets (used 1.5); one special order valence, white
birch, unfinished. Project cost: $1540.00 (including$$99 slitter cutter
and $15 edge cutter plus approximately $100 shipping (Florida) and $40
stain, varnish, brushes, etc. Time: weekends and some afternoons,
approximately 3 weeks.
can use what you want of this on your website. I already have some
neighbors eyeing your product…maybe I could become a consultant!
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> I wanted to thank you for our new kitchen doors. We've now
> installed them along with a new counter-top: they make a huge
> our kitchen. Thank you for the doors, the drawer fronts and
> customer service!
> Actually a number of our friends have admired our new doors and
> we got them .... we've given them with your company's information.
> THANKS AGAIN, FLORA BELL
> Edwards CO 81632
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