|Forum topic by BentheViking||posted 04-01-2013 06:23 PM||2321 views||0 times favorited||16 replies|
04-01-2013 06:23 PM
So we bought our house last summer and now I finally am getting to tackle our nasty kitchen cabinet doors. The stiles and rails are ok with just a nice cove molding on the inside and outside. The panels on the other hand are a completely different story. Fortunately the paneling pops out. It was originally inset with little swinging clasp (think of the back of a picture frame). So we got the idea to take the giant stack of beadboard (1/2” MDF) that someone gave us and use that as new panels.
So this morning I started prototyping the panels (now taking a hot dog and red sox opening day break), but haven’t been in love with the results so far.
I like it how its shown, but I’m struggling to square up the beadboard to begin with and then to properly inset the panel at the base of the cove so that its a tight fit around the whole door. The doors are most likely not all square so I figure I am going to have to trace things (I think there will end up being a lot of screwed up panels.)
So my other thought was to try and cheat so that the panel sits behind the cove molding.
This will be a certainly easier way to go about the project (1/2 the number of rabbets), but I don’t think I will like how much the board will stick out on the backside of the door asthetically and since I think the raw MDF will be difficult to finish.
Could I run the back side of the panels through my planer?
Surely someone here has had a similar issue and I know plent of people have made beadboard cabinet doors, so help me out (hopefully before SWMBO comes home from work)! Thanks
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