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Default Rail and Stile Width - what do you think?

I am making a humidor. I have not made one in some years (8+) but when I looked at some of the earlier ones, when I used raised panels the Rails and Stiles looked too wide. I use a miniature R&S and panel bits for small boxes - but still they look awkward.

I have formed the rails and stiles and made them only 1 inch wide.

Do you think they are too narrow?

The panel is flat now but I will be adding the raised profile but wanted opinions so.

The last picture shows a normal width rail from another project.

The box, rails and stiles are Sapele and te panel is African pearwood

Thanks ahead of time for your inputs!
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Hi Greg

They look a bit to Hvy. for a box lid,, you can make them 1/2" to 5/8" wide to get the light look, just rip them down to size after you have use the router bits to make them..


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I am making a humidor. I have not made one in some years (8+) but when I looked at some of the earlier ones, when I used raised panels the Rails and Stiles looked too wide. I use a miniature R&S and panel bits for small boxes - but still they look awkward.

I have formed the rails and stiles and made them only 1 inch wide.

Do you think they are too narrow?

The panel is flat now but I will be adding the raised profile but wanted opinions so.

The last picture shows a normal width rail from another project.

The box, rails and stiles are Sapele and te panel is African pearwood

Thanks ahead of time for your inputs!



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I don't know. For a box that size, the 1" looks fairly proportional to me. It's purely a matter of personal taste, though. (No, don't lick the wood. )

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Junior Cove Raised Panel Set-Sommerfeld's Tools For Wood
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About 24" tall ▼ with 2" x 3" raised panels on the sides in Small frames.
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1 1/2" x 4 1/2" raised panels on the sides in very Small frames. ▼
Miniature Raised Panel Desk Top Acc.-Sommerfeld's Tools For Wood

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http://www.vanderburghhumidors.com/v...d_humidor.html
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"Do you think they are too narrow? "

I think you think they are too narrow, and therefore they are.

It is purely a personal choice of perspective.

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Default I made up my mind

I decided to give them a looksy since I already had them cut, figuring if I new ones from wider stock I would just cut the panel down to fit it.

I actually think this is the look I was going for.

The dry fit is pretty good tomorrow I will size the bottom and glue her up - then flush trim the DT and sand on Thursday.

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That's a nice solid outcome.
It looks proportional.
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Thanks Titus and thanks for all the inputs.

Bob that Vandeburg link gives me something to shoot for.

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wow, $2-3+k for a humidor....

Note to self, look into making humidors.

Greg:

The box looks good to me.
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Looks great to me. You might also consider using dovetail joints on you next project.
A little more difficult to master the first couple of times but is well worth it.
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