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Forum topic by MarkCh posted 12-08-2021 05:12 PM 226 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-08-2021 05:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: batten door rubio

Hi, I’m bracing vanity doors with battens. Will be redoing the pictured ones for a tighter fit. When that is done, first question is should they have any glue points with the door? Next, I’m finishing with Rubio monocoat. Should that be applied after inserting the battens and covering the batten/door seal?


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#1 posted 12-09-2021 02:50 AM

I think we need a little more information about the panel.
Why are you adding the battens?
Is it just a flat panel or is their some sort of edge or frame?.
What are dimensions? Having the battens running at a right angle to the grain in the panel might cause issues with movement unless it is not very long.

Those battens look a little bulky.

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#2 posted 12-09-2021 03:06 AM

Thanks, Nathan.

It’s for flat panel doors, no frame, about 10” wide, 16” tall. One panel warped some, and the battens are there to keep things flat.

They are bulky – figured they would need to be pretty thick to keep things flat. The next iteration will likely protrude a bit less. But I kind of like the heft they appear to give.

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