Fitting The Door Panel

This lessons objectives:

  • How to size the door panel
  • How to allow room for expansion
  • How to create a rebate
  • How to create an even shadow gap

In this video, I'll show you how to create a modern frame and panel door with an equal shadow gap surrounding the edge. This shadow gap is not only decorative, but crucial in allowing the panel material to expand and contract with the varying humidity throughout the year.

Supporting Material

Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.

How To Rebate by Hand

If you need a refresher on how to rebate by hand, watch this video in the Dovetail Box Series

How To Sharpen a Plane

If you need help sharpening your rebate plane, by sure to give this video a watch. It will really help you out.

Accurately Chamfering Edges

Want to achieve accurate chamfers on the shadow gap? Give this video from the Dovetail Box Series a watch.

Have you got the plans yet?

Package includes working drawings, a cutting list, and a 3d SketchUp model!

The Student Series

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