How To Build Frame-and-Panel Doors
Five steps to building a door that will last for generations
Synopsis: 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.
From Fine Woodworking #168
There’s probably no design element with broader appeal than the frame-and-panel. It’s a traditional favorite for doors, such as on this heirloom spice box (above), and for wall paneling and case work. And for good reason—the frame-and-panel covers a broad expanse with only a negligible amount of seasonal wood movement. As the panel expands and contracts, it floats within the confines…