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I’m working on some cabinet solid flat panel cherry doors. The panels are going to be 14” wide x 25 1/2” tall planed down to 1/2” thick and back routed. The boards I’m working with are 7 1/2” wide and will be glued up to 15” wide.

My question is, should I rip the boards in half to avoid cupping after planning or do you think they will be ok?

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#1 posted 1776 days ago

I would split them.
I never go over 3 1/2” .

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#2 posted 1776 days ago

I agree with GMan—- I wouldn’t split them in half, beacause(1) you’ll have a seam right down the middle that will really stand out to the eye, and (2) the split boards could be bisquit jointed/ flat glued back together, have different seams, and be more pleasing to the eye. But the big question is: why do you want to rip them at all?
I make solid door panels all the time, and don’t rip them. I presume they are going in styles and rails. Just leave a “smiggin” of room for expansion and contraction.

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#3 posted 1776 days ago

Rick, my concern is that when they are planed to 1/2” that they will cup. Ripping them would take some tension out of them, yes they are going into S & R’s

When i’m making 3/4” raised panels, I wouldn’t worry about it.

Thanks guys for your input.

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