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Forum topic by AnthonyC posted 07-12-2010 03:18 PM 4290 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AnthonyC

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07-12-2010 03:18 PM

In a visit to a kitchen showroom last Saturday, the wife and I saw some inset cabinets that had the bead on the door itself and a simple 1 3/4 to 2” face frame.

Now I’ve seen the Kreg method, applied method, and some of the custom machine methods of making a quirk bead on the face frame, but I was at a loss for how you would put one on the door, short of just applying a miter all the way around the door. Then I would imaging wood movement was an issue, since you’d have the bead at a cross grain to the width of the panel.

These were painted BTW, so I have no idea of material or construction. Definitely wood, though, not particle board/MDF.

Just curious b/c the wife really liked the look and that would be easier (I hope) than 20 or so rail and stile doors.

Thanks.

-- Amateur woodworker, professional mess-maker.


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#1 posted 07-12-2010 05:52 PM

I don’t see any way to do it except mitering the molding.
You could run the bead on the stiles and rails, but they would need to be mitered, which could present a joint problem. Then you couldn’t use a cope and stick set for your door frame.

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#2 posted 07-12-2010 07:04 PM

The only way I’ve seen it done online (or even referenced) was routing most of the way, stopping short of the edge and hand cleaning up the corner.

My wife has some carving tools, but no convex gouges that would work. I’m still looking into it. I like to avoid outside miters whenever I can—they usually end up opening with movement.

-- Amateur woodworker, professional mess-maker.

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#3 posted 07-12-2010 07:10 PM

Were the doors stile and rail variety or were they mitered? You easily could put a bead on the outside of a mitered door frame with a panel in the center. Just like you would if it were a picture frame or window casing.

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#4 posted 07-12-2010 07:15 PM

They were solid slabs. Real simple, classic look. The wow detail in that kitchen was a dental molding crown on the ceiling and some birdcage pulls.

-- Amateur woodworker, professional mess-maker.

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#5 posted 07-13-2010 03:07 PM

If you made a scratch stock out of and old saw blade to match the profile of a beading bit you could finish the corners with a combination of the scratch stock, chisels and gouges. Just make sure that you stop short of going through the edge of the door. A router table with stop blocks would be the safest way.

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