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Forum topic by KellyB posted 04-07-2015 02:53 PM 836 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2015 02:53 PM

I have a door which will require a panel 12 13/16 in width. I also have two pieces for the panel which are 5 7/8” after milling X2 = 11 3/4” which leaves just a bit over an inch I need to make up.

Given that I can successfully match the face to my satisfaction, is there any reason not to use a 1+ inch strip down the middle?


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#1 posted 04-07-2015 03:05 PM

There is no reason why this would not work. I made 2 frame & panel doors with a contrasting wood center strip in the panel for some end tables and it made for a really nice appearance …

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#2 posted 04-07-2015 03:23 PM

There is no reason not to add the strip, it will be fine.

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#3 posted 04-07-2015 04:00 PM

Whew! thank you.
I couldn’t think why it would be a problem, but I have thought that before with notsogood results.


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#4 posted 04-07-2015 06:27 PM

Without knowing what type of wood,
and you saying your happy with the face match, all is good.

Personally though, depending on wood type, color, where it’s going etc. etc…
I might consider adding 1/2” to both sides.
I don’t care, myself, for having the 1” strip down the middle.

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#5 posted 04-07-2015 06:57 PM

If you can match it, go for it, there’s no mechanical disadvantage being created.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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