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I received a question from a reader, concerning a problem he was having modeling a kitchen cabinet door. In my book and video I cover how to make a similar door using a cope-and-stick joint. This door uses the same profile and groove, but the corners of the door frame are mitered. Here’s my technique, and it’s also a good way to make anything with a molded edge and mitered corners. This stumps a lot of modelers, so I thought I would share it here.

I want to make the door to fit the opening, so I begin by making a rectangle, clicking on one of the corners then dragging to the midpoint of the opening. Then I move the rectangle away from the cabinet, and dragging in the face profile to the midpoint of the edge of the rectangle. If you want to play along at home, the cabinet model (which contains the profile) is part of our 3D


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