Mitered vs Cope & Tenon Cabinet Doors
I first thought we wanted mitered cabinet doors in our kitchen remodel, mainly because I don't like the way some C & T doors show a light/dark finish difference between the vertical and horizontal pieces, and on the end grains. Then, after reading up on it some, I get the impression that mitered corners may tend to separate over time, whereas C & T joints do not. Of course, some say it (the finish difference, the separation, etc.) all depends on the quality of the construction, the selection of the wood pieces by the cabinetmaker, etc. What do you folks have to say about all this?
BTW, I'm going to be using cherry wood with a dark stain and the cabinets are to be custom made. On top of all that, the cabinetmaker says he buys the doors. Is that a common practice for a custom cabinetmaker? He also says mitered doors cost 60% more than C & T doors, so now I'm really confused.
Any help out there?