Mitered Cabinet Door Frames — thoughts?
I’ll be making new doors and drawer fronts for all of our kitchen cabinets soon. Its the final stage to a redecorating/remodeling that’s starting to look and feel very good.
I took my wife to a few places to look at cabinet door and drawer fronts, so that she could get ideas of what she wanted me to do. There were a few styles that she really liked, and all of them shared one aspect.
All of the doors and drawer fronts that had profiles that she liked, also had mitered corners. Because of the depth and the intracacy of the profile, it would be impossible to cope these joints, and virtually impossible to mortise the corners while mitering the profile.
(Think of a bead at the inner edge of the stiles/rails, and another bead at the halfway mark in each stile/rail.)
So, the question becomes: How good can I make mitered frame and panel doors?
Or, more importantly: How can I make good mitered frame and panel doors?
I won’t be laughing at the lies when I’m gone,
And I can’t question how or when or why when I’m gone;
I can’t live proud enough to die when I’m gone,
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here. (Phil Ochs)