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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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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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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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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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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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Making a thick door not catch on a drawer front

Because the leading edge of a door travels in an arc instead of a straight line, in instances where the door fits tightly or a door is thicker than usual, you need to cut the leading edge of the door ...
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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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Surface mounted hinge for 45 degree corner cabinet

Wow, that took me some time to understand the issue you were facing. A surface mount hinge is what you want, you just want to specify a cabinet surface mount hinge such as this one: Source: link above....
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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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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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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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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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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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Best way of building an interior door with screen

My first thought was to sandwich the mesh between a couple of boards There's no need to invent something new here. All the screen doors I've ever seen have the screen wrapped around a frame that's ...
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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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Refinishing an "antique" storm door

. . .what is the recommendation for finishing so we get a nice looking finish that is also nice and safe? As you mentioned in the original post, the key to a nice paint job on something like this is ...
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full length stiles versus full width rails on doors

Consider expansion/contraction across the grain. If your stiles are flexing, then it's better to let them move independently, instead of having a rail top/bottom that isn't going to flex at the same ...
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How to make the natural wood grains become visible on my wooden door?

Use stain remover, and chip a thin layer of wood, then apply a new stain. But I doubt that the pressed veneer is thick enough to allow for any thinning. There's no fixing the existing veneer. Face ...
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Procedure to measure for jamb width?

I have installed frames in walls that even vary in width over the length of the jambs. The trick I have used is to make the jambs too wide, dry assemble the jambs with a single nail to loosely hold ...
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Feasibility of unframed doors

I built flat board doors, without backing support, for a bathroom vanity (plenty of humidity) 10 years ago that are still flat. I believe one of the keys is to carefully select the individual planks ...
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Building an airtight sliding door for a wardrobe

Generally speaking, the exterior doors to your house are (or, at least, can be made) reasonably air tight. You'll want to use similar type seals for your door. I'm thinking a product similar to this ...
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How can I trim plywood flush to an edge that is not 90 degrees?

You could screw an angled baseplate under you router and run this against an edge instead of using a flush trim bit. Take a piece of plywood (slighly larger than your router base). Cut a hole in the ...
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