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#1 posted 12-21-2018 02:43 PM

DS has some great points. I agree with them.

When I worked in the cabinet shop, we’d order doors if it was a big job, and then the economy of scale kicked in. Otherwise, it if was a smaller kitchen job that had, say 15 doors, I’d make them.
Especially shaker doors, they are very easy to make. I really enjoy making doors, and was always a bit disappointed when the truck delivered them!

One thing to consider: Sanding the doors. The company we ordered from did a pretty good job (I can’t remember which now) but there was still some cross graining on the rails. This had to be hit with a RO before final finish. You get what you pay for.

If you’ve got a decent drum sander and a “double” router table or set of shapers, it’s really not at all hard to do doors. Your decision of course!!

-- Pete


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