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post #1 of 11 Old 01-12-2014, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Slab Cabinet Doors

Hello all!

This might seem rudimentary, but that's just my level.

I'm making cabinet doors, and want to use flat, slab doors in my beaded face frames. I absolutely LOVE beaded cabinets and the simplicity of the inset slab doors.

Now, making the slab. Do I just biscuit and plane pieces of wood? I don't like battens, so I'm not going that route.

Any advice I can't think of would be really appreciated.
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No need for biscuits. A properly done glue joint is stronger than the wood.

IMO, biscuits are only good for breakfast.

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IMO, biscuits are only good for breakfast.
And gravy of course. For the slab, use plywood, and face it.






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Dining advice

1) Biscuits - breakfast (CHECK)
2) Plywood - oh, how nice (CHECK)
3) face it - edge banding you mean (kinda check!)

I'm kinda having fun with this biscuit thing. Zit! Zit! great little holes that fit together so well!

But I bow to advice!
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1) Biscuits - breakfast (CHECK)
2) Plywood - oh, how nice (CHECK)
3) face it - edge banding you mean (kinda check!)

I'm kinda having fun with this biscuit thing. Zit! Zit! great little holes that fit together so well!

But I bow to advice!
For the plywood, if you want a beadboard slab, you could use " plywood, and glue to the face ⅛" beadboard sheet. Or make a wood frame and use the beadboard as an insert panel.







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Beaded? No.

No. The last thing in the world I want is a beadboard door.
A beaded frame has a single bead along the inside of the frame. It's a very traditional look.

Oh, goodness. Beadboard? I never, ever mentioned beadboard. Nor would I. Just in case someone might misunderstand ... this.
But thank you for the idea. I know that method for making Shaker doors and others with detail inside the frame of the door.

So. With that in mind, still plywood - perhaps with edgebanding? because there's no reason to face a slab door unless I'm using MDF, which I haven't thought of because it's so heavy. Veneering that would be a no-brainer, but eh. Seems counterproductive.

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No. The last thing in the world I want is a beadboard door.
A beaded frame has a single bead along the inside of the frame. It's a very traditional look.

Oh, goodness. Beadboard? I never, ever mentioned beadboard. Nor would I. Just in case someone might misunderstand ... this.
But thank you for the idea. I know that method for making Shaker doors and others with detail inside the frame of the door.

So. With that in mind, still plywood - perhaps with edgebanding? because there's no reason to face a slab door unless I'm using MDF, which I haven't thought of because it's so heavy. Veneering that would be a no-brainer, but eh. Seems counterproductive.

Thanks.
Sorrry...thought you meant beadboard.






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Soo.....

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No need for biscuits. A properly done glue joint is stronger than the wood.
So... just checking.
"Properly done glue joint" is what? Just sticking two edges together, gluing and clamping? I know end grains don't do this, so I'm not doing that. However, since I'm learning on my own, what is "properly?"

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Square clean edges glued and clamped.

The tools don't make the craftsman....
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And I might add...

Not over clamped, as to squeeze out all the glue starving the joint.

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Square clean edges glued and clamped.
Seems so fragile!
Ok.....
That's what my jointer is for, right? :)
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