LumberJocks

Reply by joeyinsouthaustin

  • Advertise with us

Posted on doors breaking

View joeyinsouthaustin's profile

joeyinsouthaustin

1286 posts in 823 days


#1 posted 06-14-2013 03:20 PM

Something just dawned on me. On raised panel expansion doesn’t matter if the panel rise starts to soon. If you didn’t leave enough “flat” before what ever profile you used, it will bind in the mortise and push to door apart. Often times it will crack at this point, but oak could be strong enough to break the joint first. Pics of the failure would be helpful, but this would explain it. 1/8” should be plenty for expansion…. unless it is not actually 1/8” because it is binding on the panel profile, front or back.

-- Who is John Galt?


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase