When starting a cabinet project, there are a lot of details to iron out and questions to answer. Here at Infinity Cutting Tools we do our best to make choosing the right router bits for the project as quick and easy as possible. To simplify the process, we have taken our two-piece rail and stile router bit sets and paired them with a raised panel router bit in a complementary profile to create convenient three-piece raised-panel cabinet door-making router bit sets. Still, there are a few decisions to make when it comes to choosing the desired frame profile and style of raised panel. So, let's take a quick look at exactly what's included with these sets and which one will best suit your project. Continue reading
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One of the single most iconic designs in woodworking is the raised panel. I would bet at least one example of a raised panel can be found in almost every house in the U.S., whether it's on a kitchen cabinet, bathroom vanity, or on a piece of furniture. Continue reading
While raised-panel cabinet doors are great-looking, sometimes a flat-panel door fits the overall look and design of the project better. The Shakers are probably the best known for flat-panel doors, except their doors were actually raised panels turned backward. In a time where plywood was not an option, gluing up the door with the raised panel facing inward was the only option to get a flat-panel look on the exterior of the door.
Rail and stile door construction is an elegant solution to the ever-present problem of wood movement. If a door is made from a solid piece of wood or multiple pieces glued together edge-to-edge, the door will have a tendency to warp, expand, and contract at different times of year Rail and stile doors can help alleviate these problems. The frame of the door eliminates concern of wood movement and cross-grain joinery. The frame captures the panel and keeps it from warping while still allowing it to expand and contract with seasonal moisture changes. The fact that rail and stile doors are as good-looking as they are strong is an added bonus.
Making these strong and beautiful doors is easy with a set of Infinity Rail and Stile router bits and a little know how. A lot of woodworkers have questions about how to make their own doors so lets dive in a take a look at exactly what is needed and how to get professional results. Continue reading