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inset cabinet doors-what clearance?

Posted by weedyacres (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 11, 13 at 16:58

I'm building some cabinets. They've got face frames, and I want to buy doors to go into the frames, inset. My question: how much smaller should the doors be than the opening? 1/8" clearance all around? 1/8" total? More? Less?


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RE: inset cabinet doors-what clearance?

3/32 all around.Doors are trimmed to 3/16 smaller than opening, then centered in the hinging.
Casey


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RE: inset cabinet doors-what clearance?

thanks, Casey. Now I just need to make sure my frames are perfectly square!


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RE: inset cabinet doors-what clearance?

The cabinet is held square by the back panel. When you fasten on the becking, affix one side completely and then force the cabinet into square as you fasten on the next side.


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RE: inset cabinet doors-what clearance?

Good tip, aidan. I've also purchased a couple Kreg 90 degree clamps to help square up the face frames when I screw them together.


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