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Qustion about cabinets drawer fronts

by chip73
posted 12-06-2018 06:16 PM


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LittleShaver

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#1 posted 12-06-2018 06:20 PM

Mock it up or draw it full size and run it past the boss. In matters of aesthetics, I always defer to SWMBO. She has a much better eye that I.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 12-06-2018 06:46 PM

This might help you make up your mind.

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Stile_and_Rail_Sizes_for_Doors_and_Drawer_Faces.html

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#3 posted 12-06-2018 11:58 PM

I’ve been in the same position. I think solid fronts on the small drawers look MUCH better than either making the rails and stiles narrower than the remainder of the drawers/doors or making the rails and stiles the same as the rest but making the panel very small.

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#4 posted 12-07-2018 04:11 AM


I ve been in the same position. I think solid fronts on the small drawers look MUCH better than either making the rails and stiles narrower than the remainder of the drawers/doors or making the rails and stiles the same as the rest but making the panel very small.

- masterjer

Very good advice if you ask me. I’ve always used solid wood drawer fronts (even on larger drawers) when the decision is left up to me.

Even on ugly oak

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#5 posted 12-08-2018 02:21 AM

I make my rails and stiles the same width on a 5pc drawer/door, but will make them narrower than the doors for all the drawers in a kitchen. You can also do a outer applied profile (almost like cockbeading) on the top drawers if they are too small to be 5pc.

Example of what I’m talking about

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