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Forum topic by Jake_D posted 12-06-2011 04:29 AM 870 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jake_D

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12-06-2011 04:29 AM

Hows it going ya’ll. I am designing a large tool cabinet. It will be 6’ wide and 7’ tall. I am not sure of a depth yet. I want to have 3’ wide 4’6” doors will glass in the front. My concern is that doors that large without a structural middle will want to warp pretty bad. My thoughts are for the cabinet to be make of oak or walnut. Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated. Sorry for no SketchUp drawings, I am in engineering school and get tired of doing drawings on the computer. I get a more personal feel with my furniture design when I draw it by hand.


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#1 posted 12-06-2011 05:58 AM

Dont see a problem with that if material selection is suitable. You ll need extra wide top and bottom rails and maybe incorporate a center rail. You will need to plan on 4 to 5/4 stile and rail material. Are these going to be cope and stick ? And the obvious: four hinges per door.

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#2 posted 12-07-2011 12:00 AM

I had plan on using 4/4 lumber, trying to get the stiles and rails to mill out to about 3/4”. Do you think that 3” stiles with 5” rails will be adequate enough for reduce the warping?

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#3 posted 12-07-2011 12:34 AM

I would probably go more with 2 1/2 stile and 5 1/2 bottom rail and perhaps 4 on top rail. If you were going to install a ctr. rail maybe a 3 1/2 and installed a bit below ctr. The glass you intend on using will dictate a little criteria.

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