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How can I trim plywood flush to an edge that is not 90 degrees?

If you have a hand plane plywood edges are easy to plane. Size of plane does not matter, this can be done with block plane if this is only type available. Without hand planes I would trim close with ...
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How can I make a sliding interior 'barn' door?

Generally-speaking, you can use whatever type of wood and finish appeal to you. Depending on your application, you may want the door to be either lighter or heavier. If the door is closing off a ...
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Direction of grain when making stiles and rails for a door

Generally how I do it is after ripping the wood, line them all back up. then flip every other board over the long way. If the board wants to cup, flipping every other board reduces how much it can ...
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Minimising Kerf on deep opening doors on box project

The doors should have no problem clearing each other assuming the hinge pivot is in line with the seam between doors and the stationary part of the cabinet as viewed from the top. The edges of the ...
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How can I trim plywood flush to an edge that is not 90 degrees?

If you cut the bevel on a table saw, just tip the blade 3° the other way, flip the frame over, raise the blade just high enough to cut through the plywood and be done with it. If you used your ...
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How to create a pyramidal panel for a door?

The diamond piece could be cut with a router planing jig - basically, a pair of rails that sit on your work table, along with a sled that your router is mounted to. The sled rides on the rails, which ...
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How to create a pyramidal panel for a door?

One option if you don't mind a little math, careful blade height adjustments, and using a hand plane: Calculate the depth at a series of distances from the center of the pyramid, say every quarter ...
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How to create a pyramidal panel for a door?

The traditional way to do this, is to have the central diamond be on piece of wood, and the raised portions around the edge be a separate frame. The frame is held together with mortise and tenon ...
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How to cut an opening and door out of 3/4" Plywood

There are generally speaking two ways people go about this kind of work these days, using a router or jigsaw. Router With the router you'd use a suitable straight-cutting bit with a bearing guide ...
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Minimising Kerf on deep opening doors on box project

My plan was to build a box, then cut it open, but that might not work. That is the usual way of building a lid for a box. You build a hollow cube with no lid, then cut the lid off. This guarantees ...
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What is a good choice for wood to build painted vanity cabinet doors?

You can use anything, pretty much. I mean you wouldn't want to use balsa but anything you'd typically find for sale in a lumber yard that you might consider making furniture from — including pine and ...
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What is a good choice for wood to build painted vanity cabinet doors?

Since you intend to paint it you can use whatever is cheapest. The caveat is the cheaper stuff is usually the softest (e.g pine, poplar, etc.) and isn't necessarily the pretty stuff. Although it's a ...
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Fire Protection of Plywood

To lead from a comment you made on another answer In a hospital I used to work in, the fire doors were made out of wood and were rated at 1.5 or 2 hours of protection as a function of their thickness....
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How can I increase the door trim depth while maintaining structural integrity for a pull-up bar?

If you're looking for structural integrity, not pretty, simply nail a 2x4 to the wall against the flat trim. Several 16d nails should be sufficient to hold your weight. If you need something to look ...
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How to make the natural wood grains become visible on my wooden door?

Buy a new door. Refinishing Unless there's something unusual about the door that's not evident from the description it literally isn't worth the time and effort to strip and refinish. Even if you ...
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How can I trim plywood flush to an edge that is not 90 degrees?

Looks like the top will be less that 1/64” too proud if you just flush trim at 90 degrees instead of worrying about matching an angle etc... 0.25 inches rise with a 3 degree pitch gives about 0.0125 (...
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How do I fix a hairline crack in a hollow core door stile?

Many woodworkers use superglue for hairline cracks, but epoxy is also good for this and is stronger. Superglue is thin, will enter hairline cracks due to 'capillary action'. With no further help ...
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Swing Door Distance

The exact amount you need can be calculated using the pythagorean theorem. See the modified diagram below, with a triangle overlayed on it: You already labeled the 16mm dimension. You then need to ...
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Procedure to measure for jamb width?

First, cut a measuring jig from half-inch plywood. Make it U-shaped, 12 by 12 inches with a large notch to match the wall thickness. Use the jig to quickly scan each door opening. If the notch is cut ...
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Painting cabinet doors

It sounds like the "bumps/roughness" you're seeing are "orange peel". It could also be a "sandpaper" texture. That's usually an indication of a "dry" spray. I.e. the material is drying before it ...
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How can I trim plywood flush to an edge that is not 90 degrees?

Using a circular saw is a good option and it's not as scary or difficult as you might think. First, if not already done, punch any nail-heads below the surface. You can fill those later. Then, with ...
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How to determine minimum width of cabinet door stiles and rails?

Nobody can answer this definitively unless they’ve tried it (I haven’t, for the record), but every time I get an edge case like this, I think to myself, “self, have I ever seen this in the wild?” Then,...
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How can I make a sliding interior 'barn' door?

Focusing more on the wood itself in that picture my first instinct for stability and ease of assembly was to use some hardwood flooring. Since hardwood flooring is already tongue and groove it will ...
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How can I make a sliding interior 'barn' door?

That door is held together by the metal strips across the face. another which can be all wood would have the 'Z' on one side. You can use any wood, pine would be fairly light and easy to move, but ...
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What kind of wood should I use for a storm door?

If it's sealed well, any wood should really be sufficient. Cedar has a little more natural rot repellent, and so does Tamerack, though I haven't seen much Tamerack actually for sale. Pine, Basswood ...
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Advise on hinge type for face frame cabinet making

The correct choice is an inset face frame hinge. An example hinge can be seen here, and the following is an explanation of the different terms: Inset means the door is inside of the cabinet instead ...
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Fire Protection of Plywood

It would be a better idea to screw a sheet of steel to it on both sides.
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Should I use Full Overlay or Half Overlay hinges?

What is the drawer overlay on the 27mm panel? If it is more than 9mm you will have to use half-overlay hinges (as you won't have the 18mm needed for a full overlay.)
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Install Door Frame and Bifold Doors

If you're going to build a wall, just build a wall. Framing lumber is pretty cheap. The only trick being that it can be a challenge to find straight pieces. Steps: Get your measurements for the ...
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Door repairable?

It looks like this should be repairable. I would probably use a good 2-part epoxy (like West or Entropy) to repair it because it can fill any gaps caused by missing material. Also it does not ...
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