Install Inset Doors With Ease
Four-step process uses the jointer and tablesaw to guarantee a perfect fit
Synopsis: Having hung hundreds of inset cabinet doors in his career, J. Speetjens has taken the guesswork out of fitting them into the openings. His method works for most styles of furniture and cabinetry. His technique, which relies on the jointer and tablesaw to make all the necessary cuts, allows him to fit a door in about 15 minutes. It centers around making light trim cuts in a specific sequence, and using simple but precise shims to check your progress and mark your next cut.
Over the years I’ve had to hang hundreds of inset cabinet doors. In that time, I have refined an efficient process for fitting them accurately to their openings. The method works for most styles of furniture and cabinetry.
As with any door fitting, the process is easiest if the door and the opening are reasonably square and free of twist to start with. However, my…