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03-20-2018 04:01 PM

I’ll be building some cabinets with inset door and drawer fronts. Everything including the frame will be covered a laminate with a distinctive pattern. How do you go about making sure the pattern lines up everywhere? Is it ok to have laminate seams on the cabinet frame, for instance?

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#1 posted 03-20-2018 04:13 PM

Take two sheets, match up the patterns and
cut the frame from one and the door fronts
from the other.

Getting OCD about matching the patterns may
not be a great idea however. It won’t match
the way real wood looks by any stretch if you
use vertical grain laminate on horizontal parts.
If you’re building frameless you can cut the
laminate lengthwise for edge banding and trim
the edges before assembly. Save the grain
matching for the door and drawer fronts.

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