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Forum topic by depictureboy posted 12-19-2010 07:48 PM 2457 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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depictureboy

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12-19-2010 07:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question design frame and panel drawer fronts

when doing false fronts for drawers using frame and panel construction which member do you exend the full length? do you extend the top and bottom full length or the sides?

basically this would be a frame and panel door rotated 90 degrees… is this correct?

or is it simple aesthetics and it doesnt really matter?

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#1 posted 12-19-2010 10:37 PM

On cabinet doors, the stile is longer to hide the end grain on the rails. I would think that you’d do the same for the drawers. Usually the sides are more visible than the tops and bottoms. Kinda depends on which part of the drawer will be most visible.

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#2 posted 12-19-2010 10:49 PM

I would do it just like your picture. I usually extend the longer pieces to the end. So if stiles were longer than your rails, I would extend the stiles all the way to edge. That’s just how I do it. I don’t know if theres a “proper” way. I think you should think about how it’s going to be viewed most of the time and try to hide the end grain from that view, if that makes sense.

Mitch

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#3 posted 12-20-2010 03:44 AM

Standard cabinets have the longer pieces on the side of the door and the top and bottom with hidden ends.

But again it’s your choice and very, very few people would notice it.

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#4 posted 12-20-2010 07:42 PM

thanks for the help everyone.

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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