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Forum topic by Blackfin29 posted 01-01-2020 03:32 PM 752 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-01-2020 03:32 PM

Some mistakes are tough to swallow…. I just made 2 very nice teak shaker style cabinet doors, which were slightly rectangular.
Upon glue-up I realized that I made them “wrong” in that my RAILS are the long sections, and my STILES the shorter of the 2….. It’s actually appealing to the eye because they are rectangular and mount horizontally…
Structurally… any issues I should consider?


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#1 posted 01-01-2020 03:56 PM

No structural issues whatsoever.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 01-01-2020 04:41 PM

As we say in the IT space, it’s not a bug it’s a feature.

If it looks good run with it and you shouldn’t have any issues in strength

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#3 posted 01-01-2020 04:45 PM



As we say in the IT space, it s not a bug it s a feature.

If it looks good run with it and you shouldn t have any issues in strength

- MikeDS

exactly what I’ll tell the wife IF she even notices… I’m actually planning to keep my mouth shut and see if anyone ever notices.

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#4 posted 01-01-2020 05:16 PM

I made a “copycat” piece from one of those DIY girls that my wife follows on social media. I told her that the rails and stiles were wrong in the photos that she showed me, before i agreed to build it. She said she didn’t care, she liked the way it looks, so i built it how she wanted. Sometimes “tradition” doesn’t mean necessary or better.

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#5 posted 01-01-2020 06:08 PM



No structural issues whatsoever.

- Rich

+1

-- Measure twice, cut once. If you cut it too short get a wood stretcher.

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#6 posted 01-01-2020 06:18 PM

More than likely you’re going to be the only one who notices it.

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#7 posted 01-01-2020 06:35 PM



Some mistakes are tough to swallow…. I just made 2 very nice teak shaker style cabinet doors, which were slightly rectangular.
Upon glue-up I realized that I made them “wrong” in that my RAILS are the long sections, and my STILES the shorter of the 2….. It s actually appealing to the eye because they are rectangular and mount horizontally…
Structurally… any issues I should consider?

- Blackfin29

How about post a photo? We like project picture.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#8 posted 01-01-2020 10:42 PM

- Blackfin29
How about post a photo? We like project picture.

- AlaskaGuy

Here they are NOT yet glued up… Slightly rectangular but will be mounted such that the rails will be the longer piece over the stiles…
Also included are some King Starboard (PVC) flybridge helm seat armrests… I have replicated them in Teak. Pompanette wanted around $800 for these…. A board foot of teak later, and I have more robust ones than the factory.

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#9 posted 01-01-2020 10:44 PM

Crap these photos are sideways… grrrrr… anyways imagine one rotation clockwise to put the rails in perspective.

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#10 posted 01-02-2020 03:43 AM

I was about to say, they look “Right” to me… LOL!

-- "My greatest fear is that upon my demise, my wife will sell my tools for what I said I paid for them."

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#11 posted 01-02-2020 12:43 PM

Yeah the photos don’t highlight my issue…lol.. usually a picture is worth a thousand words, not these.

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#12 posted 01-02-2020 12:47 PM

The rails and stiles ain’t reversed, the pics are sideways!

M

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#13 posted 01-02-2020 01:16 PM

In our 2018 Minnie Winnie motorhome they are reversed on all of the doors that have longer vertical dimension than horizontal. Drawers and wide doors are correct. They are like this in all Minnie Winnie motorhomes that we looked at.

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#14 posted 01-02-2020 02:28 PM



In our 2018 Minnie Winnie motorhome they are reversed on all of the doors that have longer vertical dimension than horizontal. Drawers and wide doors are correct. They are like this in all Minnie Winnie motorhomes that we looked at.

- hotbyte

Frankly it would seem to make sense that way… you want the longer “run” of wood being pulled open and shut I’d say… but who the hell am i :-)

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#15 posted 01-02-2020 02:40 PM

Styles, rails…who cares. here is a drawing of the drawers and doors in the RV trailer I’m building:

-- Heyoka

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