I have been asked to create a custom cabinet for our Music Minister. She wants the unit to function as a general storage space with an adjoining closet. I have laid out the unit in DesignCAD to the dimensions allowed. I love frame and panel doors and was planning on using cope and stick to make the doors. However, after reading lots of the great material at FineWoodworking.com I am now doubting my choice. I am also concerned that the panels are too small to use an ogee 2-1/4″ LD panel bit. There are 5 doors on the unit. 4 doors of equal size (42-1/8″ x 28-5/8″) and 1 long narrow door (83-3/4″ x 23-1/8″) for the closet. Each door uses 4 panels, so I 16 panels that are 17-3/8″ x 10-1/2″ and 4 panels that are 17-3/8″ x 7-7/8″.
The question is am I better off using a plywood panel rather than a solid wood panel with an ogee profile? And two, am I asking for trouble doing these doors as cope and stick. The rails and styles are 2-1/2″ wide.
Thanks for the help!