Reproduction Cabinet Doors

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Project by matt garcia posted 09-09-2014 02:40 AM 1541 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend and customer asked me if I wanted to go deep sea fishing a while back, so I went. Then he asked me if I wanted to go again so I went again. After that he asked me if I would come over to his house and look at some doors he had wanted me to build for his kitchen remodel, how could I refuse??

Well the profile of the doors was a deep cove that transitioned into a round over with a lip. I looked everywhere for a router bit like that, but did finally decided to make the cove rail and round over rail separate, then glue them together. Once they dried, I sanded them to 150 then cut my miters and the groove for the center plywood panel. Then I made a glue up jig in order to clamp the doors together without any grief. Once dried, final sanded to 180 for paint and done.

Of course Ma-rrow supervised the whole project!! She is such a good kitten!!

My buddy and his wife were so pleased it earned me another fishing trip!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#1 posted 09-09-2014 02:43 AM

A good solution for a frustrating problem. Love the way they look Matt!

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#2 posted 09-09-2014 08:41 PM

Nice work there Matt,

I think there is something fishy going on with the doors, do they open or are they just for show?

Do yo have any scrap timber off cuts showing the profile?

I would be interested in seeing what the profile looks like.

You do some nice work !!

Did you catch any fish for Ma-rrow?

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 09-09-2014 11:13 PM

Ma-roww had some Red Snapper!! No the doors were for an opening that was added later in order to get full access to the cabinet.

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#4 posted 09-10-2014 01:32 AM

Nice looking doors.

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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#5 posted 09-10-2014 02:17 PM

They look really good Matt. Definitely quality workmanship. I would imagine those doors earned you a couple of fishing trips.

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#6 posted 09-10-2014 09:56 PM

Wow Matt thas one seriously complex trim!
I can see why you fabricated it now, its beyond standard router bits,

You did a great job.

Maybe a specially ground shaper bit would be the only way to do the job, nice if we had that sort of equipment!

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 06-24-2015 05:23 AM

Also did a kitchen cabinet remodeled with regular shaker doors that I recalled I got it from Caldwells door years ago, from this site I guess and we replaced again with new one, and the old is the one I used for kitchen cabinets door.

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