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I'd like some advice regarding the best way to affix, from the rear, panels into 4 cupboard door frames.

I'm part way through my latest large project : a 2.6m tall, 1.2m wide, 0.6m deep free-standing wardrobe. I'm at the door stage - there are a total of 4 doors (2 large, 2 small) and I've constructed all 4 door frames from 80mm x 18mm rimu. The corners are held together with floating tenons. My plane was to use a rabbeting bit to cut a rabett all the way around the rear (i.e. interior) side of the frame - and then lay a panel in. The panel will be made of 10mm (or so) thick rimu which has been glued, using ship-lap joints. The plan was to let the panel 'float' in the recess - but clearly I need a way to hold it in place. What's the best way to do that?

I know the proper way to do this is using two specialist bits just for this purpose (cope and stick?) - however I don't have those bits.

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You could do it as you planned, or you could rabbet the edges of your panel from the back side to give you some room in the frame to allow installing a small quarter round
or square strip of about 1/4 X 1/4" size to hold the panel in place. The cope and stick router bits usually create a 1/4" slot for the panel so if your panel edge was thicker than this you would need to rabbet the edges from the back to make it fit anyway.

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Hi Charles - thanks - another question : why would I need to rabett the rear (interior) side of the frame to accept a quarter round molding? Couldn't I just nail/glue it to the side of the existing rabett? Have done another diagram and attached it to this message.
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Hi Charles - thanks - another question : why would I need to rabett the rear (interior) side of the frame to accept a quarter round molding? Couldn't I just nail/glue it to the side of the existing rabett? Have done another diagram and attached it to this message.
That would work. Possibly what Charles had in mind.

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Charlies would be visually pleasing
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Isn't what Charles suggested, what I have depicted in the second pdf?
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