Face frame overlap/width of stiles

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Forum topic by one60fourth posted 06-24-2017 01:53 PM 819 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-24-2017 01:53 PM

Is there any reason I shouldn’t select a stile width (1 3/4) that provides only 1/4 inch overlap into a drawer opening? I’m using under mounted drawer slides so I don’t need much space on the sides. I have a bank of drawers adjacent to a frame and panel door (2 1/4 wide frames) separated by a stile. A 1 3/4 stile next to a 2 1/4 door frame looks good visually. But it gives me only 1/4 inch overlap on the drawer side (3/4 inch on the door side). Any problem with this?

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#1 posted 06-24-2017 04:40 PM

Probably not but I would mock up a stile
using the hinge you’re going to use to
make sure the door doesn’t bang into the
drawer front when opened all the way.

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#2 posted 06-24-2017 06:03 PM

That part should be OK. I’m using Blum 110 degree full inset door hinges so it won’t come close to the drawers when opened. Thanks for the reply Loren.

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#3 posted 06-24-2017 09:33 PM

I don’t know why you’re concerned about “only” a 1/4” overlap into a drawer opening.

I usually keep the FF flush to a drawer opening—makes drawer slide installation easier, and the 1/4” is wasted space—can be better used in the open area behind the door—but it’s a small amount. No big deal.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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