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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Question routing flat panel cabinet doors

Looking for cheaper system than woodhaven mdf door kit or home made ideas for routing face of flat panel cabinet doors.
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Hell Jim , really pleased to see you join the community, welcome to Router Forums!

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Hi Jim, welcome to the forum.

With your experience, a couple of pieces of T-track and some strips of 1/2" mdf will get you that for next to nothing.

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Default MDF with poplar frame.

Hi Jim, and welcome to the forum. I think a better option is some 1x3 poplar, a rail and stile set and a raised panel bit. It only takes a few minutes to make a quality, paintable MDF center panel door. This door is just dry fitted and unsanded.
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I'm confused. Didn't the OP say he was looking to make "flat panel doors" with mdf centers and go cheaper than a door bit set? Poplar would be a good choice for r&s frames, but for tooling flat panel doors... which are along the lines of a Shaker style door.

I'm thinking easiest for him to create a flat panel door would be a Tongue & Groove bit set. Cheapest would be to create the same joints with slot cutters.

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I'm confused. Didn't the OP say he was looking to make "flat panel doors" with mdf centers and go cheaper than a door bit set? Poplar would be a good choice for r&s frames, but for tooling flat panel doors... which are along the lines of a Shaker style door.

I'm thinking easiest for him to create a flat panel door would be a Tongue & Groove bit set. Cheapest would be to create the same joints with slot cutters.
I know this is a router forum but you could do all that on a table saw too.

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Hi Jim, welcome to the forum.

Hi Charles on the router table can make one drawing at frame.

Making the parts.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d8dXUyUqEc
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The $300+ Woodhaven kit makes a door out of just a piece of MDF. The bits and the frame create a mock rail and stile looking raised panel door in a very short amount of time.

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Yes, but looking for cheaper jig...have ideas to make my own but thought someone else may have better ideas.
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[QUOTE=Willway;365356]Hi Jim, and welcome to the forum. I think a better option is some 1x3 poplar, a rail and stile set and a raised panel bit. It only takes a few minutes to make a quality, paintable MDF center panel door. This door is just dry fitted and unsanded.[/QUOTE
Have made many such, but now looking for quicker, cheaper solid mdf doors wih faked stile and rails
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