Cabinet door - dimensions and tooling

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Forum topic by Ben posted 04-06-2013 05:27 PM 1091 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2013 05:27 PM

Hi Guys,

OK, so I want to do in my kitchen cabinets is make a flat panel solid wood door (1/2”- 5/8” thick with reverse raise) and an inner edge profile (cope and stick).
I’m going to miter the sticking and do long tenons.

So, I like the cove and bead look, see example here:

My mom has an old passage door in her house with this profile and I really like how it looks. However, I measured her door and this is what I got:

It was just a hair over 1/2”.

I think hers a larger profile. I really like the deep relief/inset look. I’m pretty sure the typical router bits would not get me that 1/2” deep (tall) cut. Am I mistaken?

Here are the specs on those EA bits and I can’t figure out what I want to know:

So, is there a way for me to achieve this look with a cabinet door? I don’t mind going 1”- 1 1/8” thick. In fact I prefer that and tend to think of 3/4” – 7/8” doors looking “dinky” and flimsy.

Hope I made any sense with all this.


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#1 posted 04-06-2013 05:41 PM

I’m not sure I follow exactly but if I do it look like you’ll need custom made router bits. $$$$$$$

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 06:32 PM

good news. those eagle america bits do cut a 1/2” tall profile.
this begs the question: on a 3/4” door the panel would fall out the back!
so a little confusing, but it’s all good because i’ll make a thicker door.

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