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#1 posted 12-24-2012 02:54 PM

+1 to what Stargazer said. If I were going to make a “high-end” Shaker door, I would use 1/2” solid wood panels that are raised out the back of the door and flat in front.

While you can get a close approximation with plywood, it will take a stain differently and it will age differently as well. I can usually spot plywood panels from across the room, (most non-woodworkers wouldn’t).

Cherry cabinetry with a true Shaker door (large rails and stiles and solid wood panels), is one of the timeless classics and it is hard to go wrong with it. It will never look trendy, or, go out of style.

Also the rubber spacers solve a lot of issues with panel expansion.

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