Now construct the doors

ICut the door stiles (f), top rails (U), and bottom rails (V) to size.

2 Attach a 'A" dado blade to your tablesaw, and raise it W above the surface of the saw table. Cut a lA" groove, centered from side to side, along one edge of each part. (We test-cut the groove in scrap stock the same thickness as the stiles and rails to ensure it was centered.) See Drawings 4 and 4a for reference.

3To cut the stub tenons on the ends of the rails, use a miter gauge with an attached wood extension for support, and cut a 'A" rabbet 'A" deep on both faces of each end of each rail.

4 For stability and flatness, edge-join narrower, straight-grained stock to form the two door panels (W) to the size

Roller catch

Roller catch strike plate

Wooden miter-gauge extension

Vz" from center of kerf to center of index pin

Vb x Va x 1 Vi" index pin glued into saw kerf

Miter gauge

Wooden miter-gauge extension

Vz" from center of kerf to center of index pin

Vb x Va x 1 Vi" index pin glued into saw kerf

Miter gauge

Roller catch strike plate

Roller catch

Door

(Side View)

Roller catch strike plate

Roller catch

Door

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listed in the Materials List plus 1" in length and width. Later, cut the door panels to finished size.

5 To cut the raised panels, tilt your tablesaw blade 5° from vertical, and elevate the blade 2" above the saw table. Position the rip fence, test-cut scrap stock to create the same shape shown on Drawing 4b, and cut each edge of each panel. Sand the cut areas to remove saw marks.

6 Test-fit the door pieces, and trim if necessary. Then, finish-sand the panels and stain them. (For a more even stain application on the pine, we applied Minwax Wood Conditioner before applying the stain.) Then, glue and clamp each door, checking for square. Rest the clamped assemblies on a flat surface.

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There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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