|Forum topic by DaveDelo||posted 07-07-2012 07:44 PM||1584 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
07-07-2012 07:44 PM
A friend asked me to make a few cabinets for the house he’s moving into. Kitchen is storage poor but what’s there is not that old and in decent enough condition. He wants me to match up to the existing cabinets the best I can so I went over there this morning to scope out the job and ran into a cabinet door construction method I haven’t seen before.
Doors are 3/4” thick but looks as if 2 (two) 3/8” thick pieces have been face glued together with an overlap design. I’m not crazy about doing it this way but I guess it might be kind of easy making doors like this without any joinery.
Individual pieces are random width from 2”+ to 4”+ and top edges have a roundover. Sort of creates a beadboard or fluted effect. Is there such a thing as beadboard cabinet door?
I have enough rough sawn oak on hand to complete the job but was thinking it might be faster/easier to buy some unfinshed oak flooring planks and just rip the tongues & grooves off and start from that point. However, I’m not sure if that type of flooring comes in anything less than 1/2”. Guess I could use the planer to get down to 3/8” but wanted to see if anyone had a suggestion or better way to do it.