|Forum topic by GregD||posted 07-05-2016 02:52 PM||402 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
07-05-2016 02:52 PM
I have 17 frame and panel assemblies for my bathroom cabinets and I’m a bit concerned about the panels eventually becoming loose and rattling in the frame. I am thinking of pinning or gluing the center of each panel in its frame so the panel stays firmly in place while still allowing it to expand and contract.
In the past I have used space balls but the way I’ve sized the panels the balls are too big and a lot of clamp pressure would be required to pull the frame together. I have cut space balls in half and put those in the grooves; while this ensures that the panels will end up centered in the frame, in most cases the frame will still have a small bit of room to move, especially if it dries out and shrinks.
One thought is to use a pin nailer from the back side after assembly. Another is to add a short bead of Gorilla Glue in the groove for the panel prior to assembly and hope that it foams up and fills the 1/4” wide by 1/8” deep gap. A third idea is to use yellow glue in the slot and use a putty knife to spread it on one side of the groove so that if there is any squeeze out it is on the back side of the door.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Recommendations?
-- Greg D.