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Forum topic by ArtCam posted 10-12-2016 05:03 PM 459 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-12-2016 05:03 PM

Hi guys: going to build some craftsman style cabinet doors.
I’m going to use glass inserts on some and the other inserts will be thin birch plywood.
The glass and birch will fit-in like a picture frame (dado).
Question: for the rails and styles, I want one by twos and one by threes that won’t warp (Oak???).
The final finish will be a stain and water-born Poly.

Regards; Derek

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#1 posted 10-12-2016 06:49 PM

Jatoba AKA Brazillian Cherry


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#2 posted 10-12-2016 09:52 PM

Thanks Mark: going to be tough to find around me. I need the boards pre-cut also.
Thanks buddy.


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#3 posted 10-12-2016 10:30 PM

Jatoba = one of the hardest woods in the world.

Blanket statement 1/4 sawn oak would be the wood of choice IMO.

Any wood can warp the key is choosing stock, reading the grain and prepping it properly.

Depending on how long the stiles are, you may have a bit of difficulty finding the right wood.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#4 posted 10-13-2016 02:33 AM

Thanks rwe.
I suppose the glass or birch would add stability when set in dados no? and yes a bad spelling of stiles.

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#5 posted 10-13-2016 03:02 AM

Try to find something that is very dry and quarter sawn, it will be more stable. The more dry the wood, the less it will continue to warp.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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