Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Powell River British Columbia, Canada
Shaker style Kitchen cabinet doors
I have some questions for the cabinet builders out there.
My friend and I are going to build some very plain Shaker style cabinet doors. He has this style of doors in his house now, and would like to match the cabinetry to them. The frame material is 3/4 by 2-1/2 Douglas fir. It is not old growth, but is very straight grain second growth. The flat panels will be made from cabinet grade vertcal grain fir veneered mdf, G2S.
1 Do the panels have to float, or can they be glued into the frames?
2 If the panels have to float how much clearance should we leave around the edges?
3 What would be the best joinery to use for the jointing of the frames? The top and bottom of the frames will be a simple butt joint to the sides, to match the doors.
Thanks in advance for any input.