|Forum topic by CatF||posted 09-29-2014 08:15 AM||661 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-29-2014 08:15 AM
Please forgive my ignorance and and lack of terminology knowledge.
I am making shaker style cabinet doors. 1” x 2” stiles and rails with 1/4” plywood panels. These will replace the 3/4” plywood doors in a 1973 camper that we have been rebuilding. When it is damp they swell so much they won’t latch.
Back to the cabinet doors. I am using a lap join. Don’t have a dado blade so I cut the lap ends with the table saw and lots of passes. I made the center groove with my router. I plan to put 2 dowels through the lap corners for good measure. Lots of vibration in a camper.
I have read that this door build is less susceptible to swelling because the center panel floats, but I see many examples of this type of door being painted and sometimes with the panel glued into place. I would like to paint these doors but not at the risk of swelling. What is the deal? Can they be painted without effecting their ability to remain stable? If so, does the elasticity in the paint matter?
Thanks in advance,