|Forum topic by GuitDave||posted 03-17-2013 02:27 AM||822 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
03-17-2013 02:27 AM
Hi, so I’m new to woodworking and new to this forum. I’ve read posts for several years now just have never posted anything. So I have a question. I’m building some doors for my shop that are about 4ft x 7ft each made from African Mahogany. I’ve got the frames done (not glued together) and wondering how the tongue and groove panel is detailed. A company sent me their details and I guess I just don’t understand. I imagine the panels float in the bottom half of the door but what is this “continuous spline glued top and bottom” talk? What is that and what does it do? I’ve seen Norm do something like it when he built his doors but this is a little different. Can the panels not slide into the top just like it does on the sides? Maybe its for rain? Can someone explain to me whats going on? Thanks! Any tips would help – I’m sweating over the window muntins, too.
Here’s what Im sort of imitating:
Here’s the detail:
Here’s my frame (tongue & groove panels on bottom, windows on top):