Curious about how you do reverse panel shaker style cabinet doors and drawer fronts
So, I'm curious as to the best way to do reverse panel shaker cabinet doors AND drawer fronts. I'll be cutting the stiles and rails with a 22 degree router bit out of 3/4" maple and will have a 3/8" edge/reveal on the front before the slot for the panel. That much of the plan is pretty solid.
I'll be gluing up the same maple to make the maple panels. I don't want them to age differently over time, so I'm not going to use maple veneer plywood for the panels.
I want the cabinet doors to be reverse panel, but I'm not sure how thick. Should I run them through a planer to get them to 3/8" so they will be flush with the back of the stiles and rails or should I leave them proud on the backside.
I'm pretty sure I will have to plane the drawer fronts down to 3/8" so they will sit flush against the front of the boxes. Is this what is normally done?
I'm sure there are variations, but what would be considered the more high end method to follow?