Detailed directions in this article guide furniture makers through the sometimes tricky process of building frame-and-panel doors. The author shows how to set up stock for fast and accurate cuts and describes the time-saving methods he uses. The article goes through the whole process, from cutting tenons to routing the panel grooves to milling the panels and dry-fitting and gluing up. Artistic elements are noted to ensure an eye-catching result.

Lonnie Bird  is an author and  woodworking instructor. Visit him online at .

From Fine Woodworking #168