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Forum topic by UdayDeshpande posted 04-16-2010 04:15 AM 742 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2010 04:15 AM

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Hi every one,

I am trying to build a wall unit, 3/4”(18mm) plywood, frame-less type. When I started designing doors there are two options 1- full inlay doors or 2 – full overlay doors. As a newbie, building doors for the first time, which type is the easiest. Is it possible to construct Half inlay doors.

One more doubt. I am making the doors from 18 mm ply, without applying any veneer or laminate or paint. what should be thickness of the edge bonding that will look great when when polished/varnished.

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#1 posted 04-16-2010 04:50 AM

I would suggest putting a face frame on it. But that’s just me.

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#2 posted 04-16-2010 05:20 AM

Overlay doors are easier to get to look right. Inset doors the cabinet has to be and stay perfectly square and the doors have to be the perfect size and also perfectly square, so for a beginner, overlay would be the way to go. You don’t mention how big the cabinet is or how may doors, but I would suggest getting some good euro hinges(Grass, Blum, Salice, or others) and the appropriate baseplates to do full overlay on the outside edges, you might need some half overlay plates for any vertical partitions. It will be a lot easier and let you get your feet wet, so to speak.

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#3 posted 04-16-2010 08:05 PM

Thank you very much for the response.
Actually the wall unit is divided in two parts.
1. 40” high x 90” wide upper part having 3 sections and 5 doors. approximate size of each door is 17 3/4” x 40” for overlay.
2. 80” high x 53” wide lower part having 3 doors. bottom 4” for kick-space (toe board). approximate size of the doors will be 17 3/4” x 49” or 48”. I am also looking for the option of making one door smaller to provide drawers at the bottom.
Euro hinges is the best option for a newcomer like me as they provide scope for adjustment.

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