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TungOil

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#1 posted 07-21-2017 02:23 PM

correct, the length of the rails will remain essentially unchanged, only the width of the stiles will move, and it will not move much. That is why the construction technique is used. so your only concern is the 2×2.25 = 4.5” of poplar and how tight you fit the inset door into the face frame. this may help:

http://www.popularwoodworking.com/tricks/how-to-calculate-wood-shrinkage-and-expansion

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