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Forum topic by RockyTopScott posted 02-20-2010 11:42 PM 965 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2010 11:42 PM

Building cherry kitchen cabinets for the house.

Using 3/4” ply for the cabs and going with face frames and shaker style doors with 1/4” ply panel. (Amana router bits)

Contemplating 1.75” for the frames with 1/4” reveal.

QUESTION: What size should I use for the door stiles and rails?

Comments and/or advice is greatlly appreciated.

Scott

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#1 posted 02-21-2010 12:10 AM

What kind of hinges? Cup hinges will need at least 1-7/8” (I prefer more), or your cup bores might show up in places you don’t want.

I like to do my overlay doors with 2” (min) rails and stiles, and 1/2” overlay all around. It isn’t too critical, but I also like to make my faceframes wide enough to allow 1/2” spacing between doors and/or drawer fronts.

For rail and stile drawer fronts, I like to use the same stile width as the doors, but make the rails narrower. I just think it looks better.

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#2 posted 02-21-2010 12:23 AM

GREAT point about the hinge cup size…I had not thought of that..

I was looking at BLUM 1-1/4 overlay from Rockler

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#3 posted 02-21-2010 01:12 AM

I pulled down the planning guide at BLUM and I think the 39C will work but they don’t give requirement for door frame dimensions

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