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Been told no miter doors with inset cabs?

Posted by deedles (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 7, 13 at 20:45

Is this a fact overall or just for this particular cab company, maybe? Does anyone here have inset with miter doors?

Figures that I finally found a door I like, too. Blah.

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RE: Been told no miter doors with inset cabs?

I agreed for years and years but I have opened up to doing it on our custom line but it depends on what door. There would have to be enough meat around the outside of the door that we could sand to "fit" the door to the frame properly. I don't know of a premade company that does it though.

Travis Alfrey
Pinehurst, NC

RE: Been told no miter doors with inset cabs?

Many cabinet companies will not do the combo because they have been burned in the past with customer dissatisfaction. The problem is that mitered doors always warp more with the change of the seasons. Warping and inset means more problems with them sticking and needing adjusting more frequently. If YOU are OK with learning how to adjust your doors, and being OK with the seasonal changes meaning more prominent visible cracking will occur in the paint in those joints, then move on to a cabinet companty that will do inset and mitered. There are several, (including Dynasty and Omega that I carry). But, you have to be OK with the issues that they will have long term and those issues are NOT "defects" in the cabinetry. It's how wood behaves.

RE: Been told no miter doors with inset cabs?

Most mitered doors have heavily-molded stiles/rails (because they can't be butted like a conventional door) and IMO that style of door doesn't agree with an inset style, because it's never done. (forgive the solipsism).
The only molded-edge doors one sees inset are the kind with a small (and mis-shapen) bead along the perimeter, which is the poor-man's beaded inset.
What with the faceframe itself being butted, the mitered door would not match it either.

RE: Been told no miter doors with inset cabs?

Ohhhhkay. I understand the different issues now. Figured there had to be some reason for it. Don't think I'd want to be putzing with adjusting doors that stick, etc.

Well. I'll keep looking then!

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