Home Office Buildout #2: Raised Panel Doors

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Blog entry by scarpenter002 posted 12-29-2017 06:32 PM 694 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Upper Cabinets Part 2 of Home Office Buildout series Part 3: Lower Cabinets »

Well, it may seem like I am making progress quickly on this build, but actually this is just a delay in blogging. With my uppers installed, I have now proceeded to the Raised Panel Door phase. This was only my second time making raised panel doors, but the first time with my Freud Raised Panel bit set. These did not come out perfect, but they are much nicer than the first set I made 20 years ago with a cheap set of Craftsman bits. So let’s get started:

First I milled all the wood for the rails and stiles, cutting them all to the proper dimensions:

Then I setup my router bits, cutting all the profiles into the rails and stiles:

Next up were the blanks for the raised panel, milling and gluing them:

And here is the first door dry assembled:

I prefinished the edges of the raised panels then assembled the doors:

Here are the first doors finished and installed:

And this is when I discovered that I had miscalculated the dimensions of my doors, not subtracting the overlay where the two doors meet in the middle. Yes, I know, I should have made new doors, but I shamelessly ripped the doors and reinstalled them. :-(

Thanks for reading and looking.

-- Scott in Texas

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#1 posted 12-29-2017 08:04 PM

Oversizing the doors ?........your not the first to do that

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#2 posted 12-29-2017 10:40 PM

Better than undersizing…

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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