Of the many ways to build doors, I think you’d agree this is a common method: mortise and tenon rails and stiles, quarter inch groove in the rails and stiles, quarter inch plywood panel placed in the groove.. But what do you think of this method that is included in the plans I am using:
Mortise and tenon rails and stiles, quarter inch groove in the rails and stiles, and then a quarter-inch thick by about a half-inch wide piece of hardwood glued into the groove. Then the panel is glued onto the roughly quarter-inch wide wide piece of hardwood that emerges from the groove all the way around. That hardwood provides a nice moulding around the panel. It looks good, the glue up is a little difficult since you have to place a panel on top of the plywood panel to keep it in contact with the narrow hardwood strip — but will it last? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts and others. Thank oyu.