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Forum topic by Sparky1492 posted 05-05-2013 01:06 PM 1776 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-05-2013 01:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cabinet cabinets kitchen cabinets rails stiles router bit bit rails and stiles question router shaping

Hello All,

I’m a newbie here and to wood working. I have a problem I’m tying to figure out and was hoping for some advice from someone more experienced/knowledgeable.

About a month ago we had a water leak between our kitchen and bathroom. I decided to do the work myself to improve the kitchen vice having someone else put it back they way it was with crapping materials and the same small chip board cabinetry. We weren’t planing on doing the remodel for a few years but God has moved it up.

We are expanding out cabinets for more storage, adding some new cabinets. I’m trying to find the right profile for the rails and stiles but I am running into a dead end. Yes, I have searched Google and other places. Each rail and stile are from one piece of wood so no extra beading was adding around.

How/What is the best way to finding the right profile bit to create more cabinet doors to match the current ones?


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#1 posted 05-05-2013 01:22 PM

No offense here, but by the nature of your question it may be in your best interest to see a local cabinetmaker about that.

Would also help to see the profile in question.

I would wager that your existing doors were not executed with a router setup anyway. But It is very likely that A suitable match can be made with a router setup.

The bot tun line cost for you after buying the proper cutters, etc. will probably exceed the cost of having the doors made. But if savings is not the objective, have at it. I’m sure you could do it with a little experimentation and proper setup.

If all else fails shoot me the profile.and sizes and I can have them in your hands in ten days or less.

I wish you success with your decision ! JB

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#2 posted 05-05-2013 01:24 PM

That may be hard – I would imagine some companies have exclusive profile bits

Try looking through MLCS and Rockler websites for rail and stile router bit profiles (there are quite a few)

Maybe you can come up with a design to incorporate a different yet complimentary style of cabinet into your kitchen

I do see a lot of designs where the upper cabinets are not the same as the base cabinets (color, design, etc)

Maybe you can make all new doors for existing and new cabinets so they will all match (I just finished a project like this)

good luck

-- don't talk about it - be about it

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#3 posted 05-19-2013 05:07 AM

I apologize about the delayed reply.

Here is the profile of the rails and stiles. I also drew a line to help better better visualize it.

It’s flow is:
Flat → 90 degree down → ~45 flat angle → flat drop down → downward slopping curve

All within 1/2 in (11 mm)

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Lee Barker

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#4 posted 05-19-2013 12:57 PM

So, Sparky, are you saying the door, with stiles and rails and panel, is from one piece of wood? Could these be CNC cut from MDF? If that is the case, your search might need to exclude the words “stile and rail.” A pic of the door itself would be helpful.



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