Re: Working with veneer face cabinets
If I understand your description correctly, your doors are a wood frame with what sounds like a photo-finished or plywood panel. Your mentioning of a plastic-like veneer leads me to believe it's photo-finish over probably a particle board or mdf core. This is something I've never seen before, in respect to a photo-finished panel inside a wood frame, however, if this is the case, then the door should be typical in it's construction.
This picture will help describe what to do.
The dark portion of the picture is the panel, the cross checked portion is the rail and stile that the panel is captured in. The front face of the frame will usually have some sort of profile, shown here as a bevel. The back of the frame is usually square. To remove the panel, you cut the back of the groove off. You can install the panel of your choice, then use mirror clips or similar to hold the panel in place.
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