Cabinet Door questions
Fairly new to this forum, just started lurking. Have a few questions that are driving me crazy. Any help would be awesome!
I am building some new cabinet doors for my in-laws -
The few that I have made so far, I made the panels from solid wood joined with biscuits. They are raised panels, I have the 3 piece kit from Rockler. I am happy with them. I was carefull on the glue up not to glue the panel to the rail or styles but I must have gotten a corner or two of the panel in contact with glue because she has become stuck in place. The panel was cut so that it is 1/8" less across and in height.
Is the fact that the corners came in contact with glue a big deal? I have 12 left to build and am wondering if I should make darn sure this doesn't happen or does it even really matter?
How about on doors that are fairly large......29" Tall and 25" Wide. I'm using red oak. They will be fairly heavy. I read I can run glue across they entire length of the rails because the panel wants to expand the other way. (I didn't do that above, tried to just glue where the styles and rails meet) Is just glueing the rail and style intersection points a good, strong, way to go with doors this size?
Last question: Am I going about building the panels the right way? (glue and biscuits out of 1x6 or 1x8 red oak boards) I assume so, but you know how assumptions go.....Thanks for any help!