Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
+1 It's also important - for the same reason - to get your stile & rail pairs exactly the same length, or as close to exact as possible. This way if you are careful to flush everything out when you glue up, you know you've got a square door.
If cutting your stock on a miter saw, set up a stop block so there's no measuring, just bump your stock to the stop block and cut. Or you could use a crosscut sled on the TS and employ the same principle indexing either the saw's rip fence or an added stop block
If I'm doing a kitchen I'll cut all the stiles for the uppers at the same time to ensure they are all identical in length. Then I move the stop block and cut all the lowers, then the fridge & micro cab, etc then repeat the process for the rails.
Last edited by BZawat; 06-27-2013 at 07:21 AM.