Doors - Fine Woodworking How-To


There are a number of design and construction options to consider when making doors for cabinets and other woodworking projects.The Basics:• Choose a method of construction: Frame-and-panel doors are the most common option. • Not all doors must be seen:
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    with Matt Kenney

    Simple jigs guarantee headache-free hinge installations in boxes and cabinets

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    by Christian Becksvoort

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    by Michael C. Fortune

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    by Scott Ernst

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    by Steve Latta

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    by Christian Becksvoort

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    by Doug Stowe

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    by Clark Kellogg

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    by Richard Babbitt

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    with Michael Pekovich

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    by Mario Rodriguez

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    by Jonathan Binzen

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