|Forum topic by AlbanyTim||posted 10-02-2010 06:54 PM||1093 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
10-02-2010 06:54 PM
I’m completing my first classic frame and panel door – an exterior entry door. I purchased pipe clamps so I can span the 7’ tall distance with my clamps, but now it seems like clamping the height of the door is completely unnecessary; the stiles run the entire length and lock everything in place. In fact, there doesn’t seem to be anything for a lengthwise clamp to do; there is nowhere for the rails to go since their tenons are locked into the mortises of the stiles. Does that sound right? Should I not bother using lengthwise clamps? Or is there something I’m missing?
Thanks for any thoughts you have to share!
-- Tim, Albany Wisconsin