|Forum topic by Buckeyes85||posted 04-05-2014 11:32 AM||1329 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-05-2014 11:32 AM
I am working on a cabinet based on the the Pennsylvania Secretary by Lonnie Bird which has the 2 lipped doors that overlap in the middle. First time with this type of door. The doors are ready to go except that i dont have the rabbets cut in the outside yet to form the lipped edges. The “thumbnail” profile is already on it and i also have the extra 3/8” inch on the right stile of the left door as prescribed. I’m using Ball and Ball butt hinges as Bird suggests
The issue is that i made the doors 1/4” or so too wide (combined – so each door is about 1/8”) too wide. This was purposeful as i was thinking i would make the overlap larger for a larger margin of error on the fitting. However, my prototypes have shown that much overlap causes the door to bind and it wont work. I’m also having trouble getting the hinges in the right spot.
Here are my questions
Thanks much for your help.