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Posted on Cabinet door/face frame questions - sanding and material

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#1 posted 03-03-2021 02:33 PM

I have a feeling you will find S4S may not be that smooth… It’s run through a planer, not a drum sander. It might not also be 3/4… The lumber yard I buy from machines to 25/32, which gives you a touch of room to make sure things are flat and smooth.

I sand after assembly. If I had a drum sander, that might be different.

I agree, 1/4” MDF is fine for panels (not just light use in your family room, either. LOL). Although, I will say I never glue my panels in. I use space balls. I realize that the interior size of the door frame will not change, but it’s probably just habit now.

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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