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Posted on Oops! Clarification on question about rabbeting back of cabinet doors

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 04:46 AM

One purpose is to create a more low-profile look for the door, in that it has only 3/8 visible instead of 3/4 outside the face frame. I personally like that look a lot compared to full overlay, but it depends on the project. I used the partial overlay on my bookcase gift project last year and I think it turned out looking really good. You can see it in my projects:

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