Planning a kitchen for a client that wants CVG doug fir fronts on everything, and the drawerfronts are to be breadboard style.
You know breadboard . . . horizontal grain board across, end-tenoned with a groove each side, receiving a tongue-detailed vertical edge. See the attached pic.
My cab supplier says he’s done plenty of these, but will not stand behind the drawerheads if made this way, because of the grain-against-grain detail, and differential wood movement.
I have made tabletops this way, and always pinned the center, but let the edges float, but a drawerhead won’t be made this way. It’ll simply get glued.
Have you any experience with this detail? My thought was that the CVG doug fir might make it OK, certainly better than another species, not quartersawn.