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SIMPLE FRAME AND PANEL DOOR

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Project by kiefer posted 532 days ago 1881 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed three doors for a project that needs to be inexpensive to build so MDF is .
A simple and fast way to make a frame and panel style door .
The door shown here has 2 1/2” styles and 3 1/2” rails which is a look that I have used for many years and still like .
Cut a piece of 3/8 MDF to a 1/4 ” oversize in height and width and overlay with a 3/8” MDF frame beveled to 30 Deg. Start with the styles and apply them with glue just slightly in from the edge and then cut the rails to fit and glue in place ,I don’t use clamps ,just rub the piece to spread the glue and let it set .
I like using my double bottom sled for this as I can set it zero clearence to the blade ( see pics and also my sled post ) http://lumberjocks.com/projects/61820
Once the glue has set I trim the door to finish size using the bottom panel as reference against the fence and sand and rout the edges .
A very quick and inexpensive door to make ,about 10 minutes a door .

-- Kiefer 松





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grandpasworkshop

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#1 posted 532 days ago

I like this

-- Grandpaj

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#2 posted 532 days ago

Nice one , Kiefer!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#3 posted 532 days ago

OH, this is clever! The look is certainly panel door-ish, and since it will be painted, mdf is certainly a good choice of base materials. This one is going into the file for future reference.

-- jbschutz

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#4 posted 532 days ago

very interesting

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Daniel Wise

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#5 posted 532 days ago

Wow, those look really good and I imagine they are pretty inexpensive too. This is one of those “that’s so simple, why didn’t i think of that” ideas.

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#6 posted 532 days ago

quick and dirty but they will work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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redmen

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#7 posted 530 days ago

Look great. Ran out and got a sheet of MDF and tried it myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

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mafe

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#8 posted 526 days ago

;-) clever.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 525 days ago

This is good.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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