Taking apart cabinet doors

shasta_2008April 13, 2008

I have raised panel cupboard doors & would like to make some stained glass doors, is there any way to disassemble a cupboard door without damaging it?

I need to remove the inner panel.

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You won't be able to didassemble it, but you can use a router to cut away the wood from the back of the door that retains the panel. Set the depth of the router to just touch the back of the panel and cut in about 1/2" just enough to expose the edge of the panel. This will leave a rabbet to inset the glass. you then add a retainer strip of wood or plastic to hold the glass in.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2008 at 9:45PM
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Thanks furnone. Would it be possible to use a roto zip saw instead? -I think that's what it's called!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2008 at 10:11PM
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Yeah, you can use a rotozip. It is just basically a baby router.

If your machine has a guide attachment it will help you out.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 5:33PM
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Thanks for the great instructions! I need to replace a broken panel and this will be the perfect way to do it!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2011 at 6:30PM
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You need the router attachment to use a Roto-Gyp for that job. A better idea is to take the doors to a cabinet shop or experienced woodworker and have them do it. Ruining a door might wind up being much more expensive.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 1:36AM
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A roto zip is too crude of an instrumant to suffice as a router.

If you like inhaling gypsum dust, you MIGHT find it useful for cutting drywall. By the time you do enough drywall to master the tool, you'll have lung disease.

I give 2 big thumbs down to the roto zip.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 10:46AM
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