Knowing how to build a door is essential for every woodworker. No matter what kinds of projects you like to make, you’re probably going to need to build doors for most of your work. Display cases, kitchen cabinets and many other furniture projects require doors, and that’s why we’ve assembled this collection, How to Build a Door, to teach you the fundamentals.
The free woodworking plans in this download will guide you through the process of building cabinet doors, from start to finish.
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Every Woodworker Should Have This Step by Step Frame-and-Panel Door Plan.
The most common type of door in any woodworking project is the frame-and-panel, which consists of a solid wood or plywood panel captured by a wood frame. A display case door usually has a glass panel instead of wood, but the frame is constructed just like a regular frame-and-panel door.
This free download from Popular Woodworking gives you everything you need to get started building frame-and-panel doors:
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1. Cope-and-Stick Joints
Learn how to build a door using the traditional cope and stick joint. This joint has been around for a long time and is easy to produce with hand or power tools. This download will teach you how to prepare the stock and machine the joinery, and show you how to build a door that will last.
2. Making Raised Panels
Make your doors more interesting by incorporating raised panels. This helpful guide will show you how to raise a panel on your router table or shaper, so you can build a door for your project that stands out.
3. Building Glazed Doors
If you’re building a display cabinet or any piece of furniture that requires a glass door, you’ll want to read this piece about building glazed doors. Learn how to build doors on your router table with cope-and-stick bits that can be modified to produce the appropriate stiles and rails. Find out how to add more interest to your glazed doors with mullions.
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