A veteran cabinetmaker shows you how to build a Shaker-style cabinet door in six easy steps. You also can make raised-panel doors with a portable tablesaw. The center panel, which floats in the frame, is a raised piece of solid wood (a flat piece of plywood also works). Cabinet doors can make or break the look of your kitchen or bathroom cabinets – and the longevity of the cabinets. Cut the door from the sheet using either a circular saw or a table saw. Making simple frame and panel cabinet doors is fairly easy and the thing I like best is you can do this either on the table saw or a router table. For this article I’m going to show you how to build shaker style cabinet doors using a table saw.
If you can, cut with a miter saw or other fixed saw, or a table saw. Gdisalvo, when making my cabinet doors I thought of the same idea, however instead of wasting the money to cut extra unneeded plywood I used some corrugated cardboard I had laying around. In one of my recent posts, I constructed a raised panel cabinet door for this tilt out wood trash can/recycling center. The above diagram shows how I built my saddle jig for the tablesaw. I was out making a set of doors today and I decided that the fine folks here on LJs might appreciate a tutorial. You can cut these to width on the table saw. Cabinetmaster.
How to make kitchen cabinet doors and save money by doing it yourself. Table Saw, Power Saw, and Miter Saw (You can rent these for a day or buy them and remodel your whole house. Check the table saw to make sure the fence is parallel to the saw blade, which you will already have checked to make sure it is parallel to the miter slot. When the time comes to put doors on your cabinet carcass (box), you’ll probably find a need for more power tools. The cabinets I am building in this instructable are bathroom vanities. I also have a guide to making tongue and groove cabinet doors on the table saw that I will cover in another instructable.
But what if you just want to make one or two raised-panel doors, say for a bathroom vanity, a small cabinet, or a jewelry box? How to Make Shaker Doors on a Table Saw. Shaker doors get their name from the center part of the door being made from 1/4-inch plywood. For the homeowner who likes working with wood, building shaker style cabinet doors is a worthy project. I’m making shaker style cabinet doors with the stiles full door height and the rails mortised into the sides of the stiles. I can cut the grooves for the door panels with a table saw and dado blade or a straight router bit on a router table. Check out TLC to learn more about how to make kitchen cabinet doors. I am writing to solicit advice on making cabinet doors with kreg joints: good idea or not? pitfalls? I was basically hoping to make simple face frames & then fill in with plywood or beadboard panels. Permalink Reply by johnfregeau on February 21, 2012 at 10:15pm Here’s a link with some good info on making raised panel doors with the kreg jig and a table saw.