We are in the early stages of planning a kitchen renovation and have been looking at painted cabinet doors. One of the companies I visited today pointed out that cabinet doors with panels are made of of five pieces of wood - four for the frame and one for the panel. The salesperson said that as wood always expands and contracts and paint doesn't, eventually the paint would "split" on the seams and there would be noticeable lines. Does anybody have painted wood cabinets? Do they do this?
Also, as a solution she suggested MDF doors which are a made from a solid piece of MDF and the panel is routed out thereby eliminating the possibility of expansion and contraction. Has anybody used MDF doors? What are they like? Perhaps it's the snob in me, but I was really hoping to get wood doors not MDF ones.