We worked on the cabinet doors for the kitchen island today. It was my first time using a rail and stile bit set. Took some experimenting but eventually we got them figured out and it worked nice. I’m pleased with the result. I found the secret to coping the ends of the rails was to use a coping sled on the router. It looks like this.
We were originally going to use a raised panel door but decided to go with a flat panel. It matches our current kitchen doors and we liked the very simple and clean design.
This narrow door (the one still in clamps) is for the center of the cabinet. It will hold cookie sheets, pizza pans and all those assorted large metal trays that will be nicer to store vertically instead of laying on top of each other in the bottom of a drawer under the stove.
Another view of the joint. I went with a flat panel in the centre of the door instead of a raised panel. Shari liked this look better and it saves us a lot of oak.
-- Jim in Langley BC Canada --- www.sollows.ca