Raised panel doors with molding ?'s

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Forum topic by wiskeyweasel posted 11-12-2012 08:02 AM 1391 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-12-2012 08:02 AM

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OK, so this may be a noob question, but for the life of me, I can’t wrap my mind around just how in the hell I’m going to make the little molding strips that are in between the raised panel and the door frame. What I’m going after is basically the same thing Mr. Barnhill has done with this vanity. I get that I’m gonna have to do some router work and what not, but can this be done with one bit, or is it gonna take a couple of bits? I’ve got the panel bit and everything else to the doors, but this part has me a bit stumped. So can any of you guys that do these regularly share some tips of the construction of these doors?

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#1 posted 11-12-2012 04:38 PM

We do a lot of doors like that. We take a long wide board and plan it down to the thickness we need. We then profile both sides of the board. Once the profiles are done we then rabbit the back, usually with a dado blade, to the desired depth and width to seat the moulding inside the door and the overlay on the door frame.Once that is completed we run both sides of the board through the table saw to get the total width of the moulding.

We repeat the same on the wide board until we have enough mouldings to finish off the doors or use up the wide board and have to make another one.

You can also buy pre made mouldings to that with.

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#2 posted 11-12-2012 06:14 PM

I also do a lot of mouldings like that, along with the rails and stiles that are mitered. IMOP they look a lot nicer that way. Really gives the doors debth…..

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