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Forum topic by coachjohnson posted 04-09-2015 05:02 PM 671 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-09-2015 05:02 PM

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What’s the easiest, quickest, and strongest joint to use when building glass doors for a set of cabinets? They are rather tall, around 50 inches and about 18 inches wide. The lower cabinet doors were constructed using grooves and stub tenons, but they only house a 1/4 piece of plywood.

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#1 posted 04-09-2015 06:06 PM

M & T.

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#2 posted 04-09-2015 06:34 PM

There are 3 joints that would work. The choice would be what you are best set up to do or have experience with.

M&T
Half Lap
Bridle Joint

Another consideration is how wide you style and rails are. The wider the more glue surface.

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#3 posted 04-09-2015 07:15 PM

I’d go with M&T, they will visually match the existing doors and will be very strong. Rabbet the back and, after the glass is in, nail in strips to hold it secure.

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#4 posted 04-10-2015 12:11 AM

Any of the above suggestions will work but I’m partial to half laps: strong, self squaring, and EASY to make.

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