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ISSUE ARCHIVES

SEPT/OCT 2000
Volume 43 /  Issue 1

IN THIS ISSUE
Project Articles
Grandfather Clock, Part 1
Gumball Machine
The Dancin’ Duck Puppet

DEPARTMENTS
Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners

Academy Notes
Frame & Raised Panel Construction
 
Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You
 
Service Pointers
 
Safety Tips
Safety, A Matter of Self-Respect

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Academy
Notes &
Tips

From the Shopsmith
Woodworking Academy
Frame and Raised Panel Construction --
Making professional-looking cabinet doors is easier than you think!

Raised panel cabinet doors are used in all types of projects . . .  from curio cabinets to kitchen cabinets, entertainment centers, armoires, and lots more. This is one of the most universally accepted cabinet door styles of all time. Raised panel doors highlight the true beauty of the wood, while providing a pleasing, visual break in the surface of the door as its frame surrounds and focuses attention on the center panel . . . much like a frame around a picture.

But great looks are just one of the reasons for considering the raised panel doors.  Since the panel is typically NOT glued into its surrounding frame, it’s able to expand and contract freely with changes in the weather — without splitting or coming apart.

Here, our academy instructors take us step-by-step through the process of making a raised panel door (with frame) from 3/4” pine. The very first step (not illustrated here) is to carefully measure the opening for your cabinet door, noting the proper dimensions for your “rails” (horizontal members) and stiles (vertical members).

Continue . . .