With the door frames mitered and dove tailed I used my raised panel bits to make a frame. I wanted a deep stile on the top and bottom to resist sagging of the doors with all the tools in them.
The less than perfect cherry I got dirt cheap came with knots, and one was right where I did not want it, what to do?
I decided to try and do a curved top cutting out the offending knot, not really knowing how this adventure was going to turn out. Whew!! all okay. Bear in mind this is the second and third raised panel door I have made. Always trying new things, I decided to mask off the edge of the door frame and stain the edge with two coats, just to add something. Then I brushed on a coat of Deft clear semi gloss in the channel and on the edge of the raised panel to seal the wood.
Here there are wedges of masking tape to show me where to center the biscuit machine, so much easier to pull the tape off than trying to get pencil marks out of the wood, another first for me.
You can never have too many clamps!
The front panels were made 1/16” oversize all around so I could trim it back to an exact fit, I originally wanted to flush trim this job with my router, come to find out that my flush trim bit is 1/2” long?? rather than go out and spend more money, I sharpened my trusty No 5 Bailey and got to work!
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