|Forum topic by jaidee||posted 450 days ago||521 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
450 days ago
I’m finally making that kitchen island that was my first Sketch-Up design and I’m having some difficulty with the cutting phase. The sides, top and bottom are cut from 3/4” MDO and the face frame for the cabinets is being constructed from 3/4”x2” (actual) Poplar as it is going to be painted. My question is on the stiles for the face frames. I’m using mortise and tenon joinery and they will have a 1/4” bead on the inside edge (around the door/drawer openings – inset flush doors). I know this isn’t the easiest way to do it but I want to try something different and like the idea of the bead not being an add-on after the fact. So here’s the question: Since the bead is on the same side of the stile as I have to cut the mortise, do I cut the mortises in the stiles first or do I rout the bead first? I’ll be using my router table to mill the bead and a mortising attachment on my Grizzley drill press for the mortises. I know I could waste some stock and experiment myself but I have just enough Poplar on my racks to do the job and don’t want to have to make another trip to the lumber yard for one piece. I appreciate your thoughts on this…....
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