Recessed Panel Cabinet Door Manufacturing

Recessed panel joint cabinet doors are made from five pieces: A panel, left and right stiles, and top and bottom rails.

Recessed Panel Joint Cabinet Doors

The manufacturing process begins when raw lumber is graded for color and grain consistency. This ensures that all your doors match the grade you have selected and that your doors will have a consistent look when installed in your project.

Making the Panel

Veneer skins are selected to match the color, grain, and material grade of your frame material. The plywood is cut to size.

Making the Frame

Boards best suited for frames are rip cut to the custom width of the stile and rail width of your cabinet doors.

Mitered Frames

Mitered Frames

Frame stock is molded to match the profile of the style you have selected. Molded frame stock is then cut to the lengths required by your custom sized cabinet doors. Knots, sapwood, and other undesirable features are removed to the specification of the material grade you have selected.

Molded Frame Stock

A blind mortise and tenon are then applied to the ends of each part.

Blind Mortise and Tenon

Butt Joint Frames

Frame stock is cut to length and the inside edge profile is applied to all four frame parts.

Butt Joint Frames

The top and bottom rail are then coped to fit within the inside edge profile.

Coped Rail

Assembling the Door

Assembling the Door

Glue is applied in the joints of each part. The panel is inserted into the groove on the inside edge of the frame parts and a clamp is applied to finish assembly of the door. The glue is allowed to cure until the door can be safely handled.

Sanding and Final Inspection

Outside edge details are applied if they are required for your selected door style and boring for hinges is done if requested. Doors are sanded by hand and by machine then inspected for defects before being placed into packaging.

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