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fitting raised panels in a cabinet frame

by marc_rosen
posted 11-30-2018 02:25 AM

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#1 posted 11-30-2018 03:21 AM

Personally I would not use the screws mostly for aesthetic reasons, but I see no reason it would not work as you have described with a single screw top center and another bottom center. Space balls would be my first choice, but if the grooves are too big for space balls, I’ve heard of folks using pieces of foam weatherstripping.

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#2 posted 11-30-2018 08:07 AM

I just ordered yesterday 200 Panel Barrels from Lee Valley. They have them available in 3/16” & 1/4”. Package of 100 for $4.90. As tungOil says I would not use screws. You could use rubber automotive windshield washer tubing, or foam weather stripping.

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#3 posted 11-30-2018 10:05 AM

If the weatherstripping or tubing would not work, have you thought about a small dowel top and bottom instead of screws, either through or non-through? It could/would make it look like you intended to do that all along

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#4 posted 12-01-2018 12:22 AM

Hey Guys,
Thanks very much for your suggestions. I thought about backer rod for my log home (weather stripping) but I really like the suggestion for the dowel- thanks for that Surrywood.
I’ll post pictures once the cabinet is complete.
Thanks once more, Marc

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