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01-06-2011 04:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question ash panel doors dado pic

ok so im building this cabinet and the last thing pretty much i have to do is mount the doors, but i can’t decide which way to put them.
so here we go.
just reply with Top or Bottom (this refers to the darker part on the panel)

TOP
top 1
top 2

BOTTOM
bottom1
bottom 2

i will be posting this in the projects section when i am done, its going to be a pretty cool cabinet with a door on a door.

-- Ben L


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#1 posted 01-06-2011 04:27 AM

Bottom

-- Life is good.

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#2 posted 01-06-2011 04:38 AM

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#3 posted 01-06-2011 04:42 AM

Bottom here also.

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#4 posted 01-06-2011 05:18 AM

Bottom

-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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#5 posted 01-06-2011 06:32 AM

Bottom.

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#6 posted 01-06-2011 06:39 AM

Bottom if they’re upper cabs. I like the visually interesting parts as near to eye level as possible.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#7 posted 01-06-2011 07:08 AM

I vote for bottom as well.

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#8 posted 01-06-2011 07:34 AM

bottom

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#9 posted 01-06-2011 07:56 AM

I guess I’m the lone ranger here. Top for me. I think the cathedrals should always be pointing up. It also helps make it look taller than it is…

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#10 posted 01-06-2011 09:57 AM

I’m with the “tops” too.

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#11 posted 01-06-2011 03:45 PM

Are you married? Is so, only one opinion matters. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 01-06-2011 07:06 PM

This is an excerpt from Darrell Peart’s book, Greene & Greene Design Elements for the Workshop (page 17) ...
“Tradition dictates that all cathedrals (flames or grain) point upward, which adds visual weight to the bottom of the piece.”

Of course, I also agree with Charlie M

-- Don

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#13 posted 01-06-2011 07:16 PM

I agree with childress. Cathedral peaks point up.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#14 posted 01-06-2011 07:40 PM

o ya don’t mind my dad in the pic, haha. ya im not married.
ya personally i kinda want them at top.
it looks like its had stuff dripping and running down it.
i was pretty lucky with the sheet of wood i had. i barely was able to have both centered.

thanks everyone for the help, still don’t know which way im going to do it

-- Ben L

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#15 posted 01-07-2011 10:54 AM

One more bottom ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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