Help with raised panel drawers

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Forum topic by Oneofakind posted 09-06-2014 11:25 PM 929 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-06-2014 11:25 PM

I have raised panel doors with a ogee and bead style that I have from MLCS.

Can someone suggest how to do the same for my drawers so they match? I have the smaller bit from them for mitered drawers so my rails and stiles are inch and a half. Some of my drawer fronts are only four and a half inches tall.



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#1 posted 09-07-2014 02:17 AM

I have made two sets of kitchen cabinets now, I made my drawer fronts a solid. There just wasn’t enough space in the 6” height to get in all the profiles along with rails and styles. I did rout a ogee profile on the drawer fronts.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#2 posted 09-07-2014 03:13 AM

Sound pretty tough given the resulting very small area in the middle if you’re planning on raising little panels for those too. It could be dangerous as well given how little of the raised panel would be contacting the table when running them through the bit.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#3 posted 09-07-2014 04:31 PM

I have done them two ways.

Like English above


With a flat panal in scaled down rails and stiles from the doors

both looked good.

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#4 posted 09-07-2014 08:38 PM

Your fronts are too small to do a 5 piece front with that size cutter.
When I do 5 PCs 6’’ is as small as I go with 1 1/2 rails.

You can use your raised panel knife to do the outside detail on a solid front, just make sure you don’t go too deep on the cut.
Good luck and be careful when cutting the end grain, do in multiple shallow cuts.

-- I'll bulid your dream,you tear it down.

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