Mitre Saw Station #5: Cabinet Door Construction & Hanging

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Blog entry by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 02-03-2016 06:56 PM 1098 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So the style of door i am making is a frame and panel style..

This is where I really put my new dado set to good use ..

The doors are made with poplar(1×3) rail
and stiles with 1/4” plywood as the panel.

1. Cut 1/4” and 1/2” deep dado in all 4 pieces of poplar. ( per door)
2. Cut 1/2” wide tenon again using the dado stack … Primary objective is making sure the style is flush with the mating tenon.. I chose this joint because when done correctly it provides a very strong glued up joint .. No need for pocket holes or butt joints.
3. Glue up the doors and if you have enough clamp let them cure over night.
4. I made a jig to help with consistent placement of the door hardware ..
5. Sanded all doors with 60/120/150 grit sandpaper on my orbital sander
6. Position hinges on door and hang the door with 1/2” reveal around the doors.. And also when hanging the doors leave a 1/8” space between each of the abutting doors to allow for wood movement..

and that’s basically it.. I have hung 1 set of doors and I have another set to complete before I can call this project complete … Other than applying a finish not sure what I’m going to do here!!!

Below are some pics when I’m done I’ll post the completed project

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at

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