Raised Panel Kitchen Doors - Stave Width
I'm getting ready to build kitchen cabinets for our home. They will be face frame cabinets with raised panel doors. Face frames and doors will be hard maple and finished with wood dye and a clear finish. In designing the actual panels that will sit in the door frames, I was trying to determine the width of the staves for the panel glue ups. I wanted to select stave widths for each door to minimize waste, however it appears a one size fits all isn't working out. As an example, if I select a stave width of 3.5", a narrow door may need 3 staves for the panel glue up, while a wider door may need 5 or 6, (with allowances for trimming to final panel size). I'm concerned that many staves in a single panel could look too busy.
What is common practice for stave width?
Should all panels in the kitchen have the same stave width for uniformity and consistent look across the cabinets, regardless of door width?
Should wider doors have wider staves, while narrow doors have narrow staves?
Is there a standard width that looks good overall, say 4" or 4.5"?
Sorry for all of the questions. I just want the cabinet doors to look good when the kitchen is finished.