Frame and Panel Beaded Vanity Doors and Panel

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Project by vicrider posted 07-13-2010 06:14 AM 4803 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend saw some doors in a magazine and wanted this design for the wife’s bathroom vanity. He couldn’t find any on line or in stock so he asked me to create them from the picture. The beading was a detail I hadn’t done for a while so I was interested enough to push some other work out of the way and got right on these. The project took about 10 hours. Best part was I got paid on delivery today. He is painting them to match some existing cabinetry so I didn’t have to apply a finish. All in all a pleasant experience. A more complete description is in my blog.

-- vicrider

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#1 posted 07-13-2010 02:53 PM

Very nice set of doors. It’s a shame that beautiful grain pattern will just get painted anyway, but the customer will get what the customer wants!

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#2 posted 07-13-2010 02:53 PM

Fine looking job Vic

-- Life is good.

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#3 posted 07-13-2010 04:25 PM

Sad to here paint is going on them, buy the build and getting paid is very nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 07-13-2010 06:10 PM

Nice job on the doors



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#5 posted 07-14-2010 01:09 AM

I really like the beaded detail. It almost looks like a raise panel to me. Is the trim a separate piece that you mitered to fit inside the frames? Very nice wood too. As Ken said, it’s a shame that these doors will be painted.


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#6 posted 07-14-2010 03:45 AM

Did you know he was going to paint those? If not I’d be pissed. Great job.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#7 posted 07-14-2010 04:17 AM

On the doors the bead is a separate molded piece of alder set into a rabbet in the panel with the panel set into a groove in the rails and stiles. On the upper panel the bead is set into a dado. The bead part measured 5/16 high and 7/16 wide and is mitered at the corners. I just ran 3/4 stock vertically past the beading bit (both sides) and then cut it down to size on the table saw.

Yes, I did know he wanted to paint them and here in the West alder is fairly inexpensive and easy to work. There really wasn’t a cheaper wood to use for the frames. Alder usually matches birch ply very well in color and grain when it is to be stained, but here, for the door panels, I used a cheap solid core plywood of some indeterminate blond wood that I could get in 1/2 sheet size to hold the waste down. I still have half of it left.

-- vicrider

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