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Offline pettyconstruction

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New cabinet doors
« on: March 01, 2019, 08:44 PM »
So the boss (wife) wants a new cabinet door look.
I have a early 80’s style door , where they put a raised panel over a thin plywood center. What they did is cut a shallow cut in the panel to create a “bead board “ look.
What my question is , how do I retain the outer frame while changing the inside ?
Is there a router bit that can cut a slot and replace the panel?
Oh, the original panel was just nailed or glued to the inside of the door frame btw. Not “floating”.

Thanks in advance ,
Charlie


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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: New cabinet doors
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2019, 09:33 PM »
Can't help but is that a recurve bow? I've done elk in New Mexico with my father with a compound. I own a recurve but not confident enough to hunt with it. Sorry for going off topic.
@matts.garage

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: New cabinet doors
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2019, 09:45 PM »
Need pictures, both close up and full view. Pictures of the top and bottom rail outer edges also so I can see the cope and stick construction.

Dynaglide---I'm no help on the bow....

Tom




Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: New cabinet doors
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 12:27 PM »
I’ll get some pics
Yes on the recurve bow.
Been hunting with them since about 1078-79
Was a big game guide in NM in the late 80’s early 90’s
Charlie


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Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: New cabinet doors
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2019, 12:38 PM »



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Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: New cabinet doors
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2019, 12:40 PM »
Here is some pics ,Tom.
The thin panel is just glued to the back as in one of the pics.
Thanks for the help,
Charlie


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Offline Rollin22Petes

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Re: New cabinet doors
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2019, 12:59 PM »
First cut the plywood panel out with a jigsaw close to the frame say maybe a quarter of an inch. Then use a flush cut router bit from the back and rout the panel using your frame as your guide. Now use a rabbeting bit of at lest 3/8'' depth of cut and rout around the back side of the door frame. Then make your desired panel to lay in your new rabbit, finish out the back side with a small piece of trim around the back side of your new panel to cover the seam. Hope this helps.

Offline tomp

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Re: New cabinet doors
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2019, 07:03 PM »
I've been making the doors for my shop cabinets like that for a few years. the only difference is that I use pocket holes for the corners - it is a shop cabinet. Here are some photos.

The completed frame, ready to be rabbetted.

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One of the corners after rabbeting - particularly with oak, I found that you get way less splintering if you take light cuts and feed counter-clockwise.

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All rabbeting for the plywood panels completed.

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Cutting a radius on the corners of the plywood panel to match the recess. The Rockwell corner jig gives a perfect match for the radius of the rabbeting cutter.

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First panel fitted in the door. I use Tightbond and enough brad nails to hold the panel in place until the glue dries.

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Completed door, ready for finish. This method gives a nice sturdy door, never had any problems with one warping either. I made a storage cabinet for my wife for the laundry room, used this same method except with left over pre-finished bead board paneling from the walls for the door panels.

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Adding some thin decorative molding to cover the seam in the back would be easy enough, and certainly dress up the door.

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: New cabinet doors
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2019, 09:21 PM »
First cut the plywood panel out with a jigsaw close to the frame say maybe a quarter of an inch. Then use a flush cut router bit from the back and rout the panel using your frame as your guide. Now use a rabbeting bit of at lest 3/8'' depth of cut and rout around the back side of the door frame. Then make your desired panel to lay in your new rabbit, finish out the back side with a small piece of trim around the back side of your new panel to cover the seam. Hope this helps.
Thanks,it does help, I had thought of something similar,but didn’t know what to do with the exposed line between the new and old.
Cheers ,Charlie


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