Custom Cabinet doors

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Ryan nodwell

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Ryan nodwell

General Information

I decided to put a little spin on a set of cabinet doors on my entertainment centre. I think it came out pretty cool!

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1

Rip to width and cut to length

30 minutes

First rip all your boards to 2" wide. I used poplar for my styles and rails because its cheap and I new the doors would be painted. next cross cut your styles (vertical pieces) to the exact length you need for your cabinet. next cross cut the rails to the width you need for your opening minus the width of two of your styles (4") plus the width of your tenon times 2 (3/4"X2) plus the width of your rabbit times 2 (3/8X2).

2

Cut Rabbits

30 minutes

You could cut the rabbits before you cross cut all the lengths but I find it easier to manage if you cut the rabbits after you cut all the lengths. I cut my rabbits at 3/8" by 5/16" by first setting the blade height to 3/8" and setting the fence 5/16" and making the first pass on the boards edge. Then I laid the board on its flat and set the blade height to 5/16 and the fence to3/8" minus the blade thickness (just measured to the opposite side of the blade) and made the final pass.

3

Cut mortises

30 minutes

I used a slot mortiser (learn more here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHSNXRMBJVP_iklOP5xsZexHojN4MBdfo ) to cut the mortises but you could easily do this by hogging out the material with a drill press and cleaning it up with a chisel.

4

Lay out for the tenon

this can easily be done buy marking the depth of the tenon on the end of the style. Then line up the edge of the rail with the mark. Then you can mark where each of the cheek lengths are.

5

Cut tenon

I used the slot mortiser for this as well but you can cut the cheeks by using a table saw.

6

Glue up

Glue the rails to the styles by clamping it with two camps a crossed the rails.

7

Cut out grills

240 minutes

Download the easel file and load it onto easel. stretch the grill the size you need plus a 1/4". you can trim it the length on the tables saw after to ensure a perfect fit.

8

Cut mirror to length

I used a really cheap door mirror. the width was actually already the right size so all I had to do was cut it to length. This can easily be done by marking the length, and then using a straight edge to score it across its length. it should just snap apart

9

Paint

60 minutes

Paint all your grills and frames.

10

Assemble the doors

I hot glued the mirror to the rabbit and used a piece of 1/8" hardboard for a backer. I then caulked the seems and added a couple of screws to hold it all together.Finally

11

Attach the doors

60 minutes

Attach the doors to your cabinet using the hinges of your choice. I used hidden hinges which required me to drill two holes at 1 3/8" to house the hinge.

Patrick Brown
That is cool!
Patrick Brown
Patrick Brown
That is cool!
Patrick Brown
Patrick Brown
That is cool!
Patrick Brown
hwang seong moon
WOW FANTASTIC!
hwang seong moon
Dan Murray
Seams legit... :P
Dan Murray