|Forum topic by Russell Eck||posted 01-20-2016 09:36 PM||435 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-20-2016 09:36 PM
I’m doing modern/contemporary slab style solid wood cabinet doors. I already understand all the wood movement/warping issues and that you can use plywood, MDF, and veneer as an easier substrate for the doors.
That being said I’m still going to do solid wood doors.
I am gluing together 8 strips of maple wood per door alternating the end grain orientation to minimize cupping in one direction. Is there anyone out there that has done battens on the inside of the cabinet doors. It is really hard to find information on how they are actually designed and attached to the door.
From what I have gathered I am going to use 3/4 thick stock that is about 2-3 inches wide and long enough to go about 2 inches in on each side of the door and 2 battens per door. I know you aren’t supposed to glue and that you use screws. What I can’t find info on is do you screw only once on each end of the batten or do you put screws every “x” amount of inches in the batten. I have also heard vague mentions of slotting the screw holes but never by how much.