Three Ways To Join The Frame

Lighter cabinet doors, especially those with glued-in plywood panels, may be joined with biscuits or dowels.

For a more sound connection, use a mortise-and-tenon joint. A haunched tenon increases the joint's resistance to twist.

Mortise And Groove

Biscuit joint

Dowel joint

Biscuit joint

Dowel joint

Mortise and tenon too narrow for a groove or rabbet.

Applied bolection molding

Face-mounted panels are used when frame members are

Integral groove Rabbet with applied molding

Face-mounted panel

Ways Join Two Bookcases

Proud front panel

Flat panel Flush panel

Entry-door panels often are raised on both sides.

Fielded and raised panel

Proud front panel

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