|Forum topic by BobD||posted 05-11-2011 04:00 PM||712 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
05-11-2011 04:00 PM
I have made a door for a cabinet, which has a flat panel that I book, matched from a piece of white oak. Oak rails and stiles with grooves and stub tenons house the panel. I will not glue the panel in the frame but will use some spongy material (somewhat like space balls) in the grooves to allow for wood movement.
My question is regarding the staining and finishing the door. Should I stain the panel and rails and stiles, being careful not to stain where glue is applied to fasten the rails and stiles together, or should I glue the door completely together, then fit the door and then stain the assembled door
It’s certainly easier to stain the unassembled pieces but I’m concerned that if sanding and/or cutting is required to fit the door then I’ll have to re-stain the raw cuts and it may not blend very well. I’m using gel stain and I’m also concerned about build up of stain in the corners of the grooves in the rail and stiles
Comments and suggestions welcome?
-- Bob, San Diego