Face frame miters on angled front cabinets
Hi folks -
Right in the middle of a project and thought it was time to consult the pros.
I'm building a set of cabinets above and adjacent to my fireplace; backs flush against one wall.
The mantle section is 12" deep, the end cabinet is 24" deep for A/V equipment, which leaves one middle cabinet to transition between the two depths.
Went back and forth between making this middle cabinet with an angled front, or simply an 18" box. Ended up with an angled front, 12" deep on one side, 18" deep on the other.
The carcasses are all built with 1/2" MDF.
But now, what do I do about the face frames?
The rails will hit the stiles at about a 13 degree angle.
I think I can manage doing mitered butt joints, but I was worried about using pocket screws and popping out the front.
I thought about doing lap joints, but that doesn't seem feasible at an agle like that.
Given a mulligan, I think I would have cut that same 13 degree bevel on the front edges of the cabinet sides, so the rails and stiles would be square, but it's too late for that.
So, I'm open to any and all suggestions.
Please bail me out.