|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 09-24-2012 01:46 PM||2075 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-24-2012 01:46 PM
I’m making 18 (or 20) mission style cabinet doors for our kitchen. I’ve been out in the shop roughing down some 4/4 maple and cutting it into pieces for the door frames. I’m kinda close on materials here. Actually may need to go get some more maple, but for starters I have 10 doors the same size. Let’s call them 29×17 for simplicity’s sake. So I need 20 stiles. I cut 20 pieces and as I’m jointing them I come across some…. “hmmm… ” ... areas. Minor flaws. Nothing earth shattering, but enough to make me wonder if I shouldn’t be cutting more pieces than I need just to make sure I have enough all milled the same. I’m cutting them all just a bit oversized to make sure I have enough there to mill them down straight. But… do you make extra pieces?
My rails for these will end up being about 12 and a half inches (plus tongues). So theoretically I could just cut down any “extra” stiles and make them into rails.
I think I’m answering my own question…. hehehe… Cut extra pieces the length of a stile and if I go through the pile and don’t like something later I can cut it down to a rail.
Oh well. I hate having analysis paralysis, but I hate wasting good material just as much. :)