Planing Frame-and-Panel Doors
Use a plane rather than sandpaper to prepare the final surface
The toughest part of preparing a frame-and-panel door for a finish is working the corners where the rails and stiles meet with perpendicular grain orientations. With sandpaper you run the risk of rounding over your corners. A handplane on the other hand will create a smooth, even surface. In this video, Jeff Miller, a Chicago furniture maker, demonstrates his technique for planing the stiles and rails on a frame-and-panel door.