flgargoyle, about your beadboard cabinet doors

marti8aAugust 12, 2011

How did you make the frames? Specifically, how did you put the frame pieces together? Mortise & tenon, biscuits, or something else? And did you dado a groove in the inside center of the frame pieces, or on an outer edge, or how did you set the beadboard into the door frame?

I hope you see this today as dh & I are going to work on the doors tomorrow.


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Sorry I just got your message- Internet access is very limited here in SC! I made the frames out of poplar 1X3. I cut a groove with a dado head to fit the paneling, then cut a matching tenon on the cross pieces. I assembled it with glue, but no glue on the infill, which you want to leave a little room for movement.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 11:55AM
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That sounds like the best way to do it. We ended up using biscuits to join them together though. We didn't glue the panels either. Today is joint sanding. Ugh.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 3:30PM
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Way to go, Marti! It sounds like progress to me. And having a really real beadboard construction is something to be proud of. Awesome.

Oh yeah. I hope you remember to take pictures for your own benefit, presanding, and as you begin the finish, and then after you finish, and then as you hang them. It is a long process, and you don't need to forget how much went into creating them.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2011 at 11:04AM
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Thank you ML. It's not real beadboard though, it's beadboard paneling.

We've got all the doors built. I need to go clean up the sawdust and then start painting. But I'll take a pre-photo so you can see where we're at.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2011 at 11:41AM
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Here are 2 doors hung just to make sure they fit. Now I have to take them down and paint.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2011 at 3:39PM
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