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Posted on What kind of joint is best for kitchen cabinet doors?

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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 1748 days ago

In our production door shop we use the traditional cope & stick joint. Having done thousands & thousands of doors over the last 40 years, I don’t remember ever having one come back due to the joint failing. When the door is dropped or abused it will usually break the wood around the joint, but the joint itself doesn’t come apart. That said, Fine Woodworking recently tested joints and showed the cope and stick to be somewhat weak. My question is, how often do you put 1000 lbs of mechnical pressure against the corner of your kitchen cabinet doors. I think the test of time is much more important to me. Now is it better than your mited joint? I’m not real sure. I would say do whatever you like best. Both joints will work for you.

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