Frame and Panel Pine Doors

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Project by jason posted 05-11-2010 05:37 AM 1729 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pair of frame and panel pine doors that I built for my parents bathroom closet. This is my first attempt at hand chopped mortise and tenon joints as well as frame and panel doors. All that considered I think these turned out pretty well. Most important I have happy customers. I could not get a picture of both doors because the back wall was so close and the fact that the door are floor to ceiling. The top door is 40”x24”x1 1/8”. The bottom door is 50”x24”x 1 1/8”.

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 05:45 AM

Very well done!

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 06:30 AM

Quite nice. They almost look like real doors :)

What are some specifics? How did you raise the panels? How did you do the mortises? How deep are the tenons?

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#3 posted 05-11-2010 06:40 AM

I used a panel raising bit on the router table and just went deep enough so the panels would fit snug it the 3/8” grooves. The mortises were chopped by hand with 3/8” ray iles english mortise chisel and heavy mallet. I put them about 1 1/2” deep. The tenons were cut with a simple jig on the table saw. thanks

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#4 posted 05-11-2010 03:05 PM

Great job!!

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#5 posted 05-11-2010 03:26 PM

Jason, thanks for the details. Those should hold up much better than the standard stuff you would find in a home improvement store. That is the cool thing about making them for yourself. You don’t have to take the production shortcuts that the commercial builders do.

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#6 posted 05-11-2010 03:36 PM

As a door builder i’d say your first shot at it is exceptional. Keep em coming!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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