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Hey guys, I am wanting to have some large raised panels in some bedroom furniture I am planning on building and need some advice on them please. My main concern is what material I should use. I am building the armoire from alder (probably) and on the sides I want a raised panel that will be 21” wide and 40” tall (minus the 2 1/2” wide stiles and rails).
Will I be forced to join two or more boards together, or are there options that I am just not coming up with?

Thanks in advance for all your knowledge

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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 565 days ago

You should not have any issues building those panels. I think alder would be a good choice. It is pretty stable, so the large panels should be OK. I don’t normally like to build single panels that big, but being part of furniture wil help. You will have to glue up stock to get the width. We use a butt joint which works fine, but you could do biscuits or dowels if you prefer.

Let me know if you need anything else

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#2 posted 565 days ago

to router the edge even on a panal it needs to be dead flat…tough to get such a large panal dead flat. If not flat a router line will show an area of less depth in the route.

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