Tongue-and-Groove Door for the Kitchen Dresser

Persevering with on my Kitchen Dresser mission, I’ll get to
the design for the tongue-and-groove door. On this 1750s
Pennsylvania German piece, each the again panel and the entrance
door use this model of joinery, which additionally features a 1/Four-in.
beaded edge. A paneled door can be a a lot safer design because it
inherently permits for seasonal wooden motion. To
accommodate wooden motion within the tongue-and-groove door is far
extra difficult. The joints can’t be glued and should be in a position
to maneuver, permitting the door width to increase and contract. As
proven within the video beneath, I embrace 1/16-in. gaps at every joint
and on the precise and left edges. To keep up door integrity,
horizontal and diagonal battens are linked to the again face
of the door. The battens are hooked up with wooden screws in
slotted shank holes, once more to permit for the seasonal motion.

Right here is the dresser meeting with the door faraway from its

Door Removed

The again face of the door contains two horizontal battens
and one diagonal batten held with wooden screws in slotted
shank holes (no glue).

Door Rear View

This reveals the highest edges of the assembled door and copies of
the 2 elements pulled out in entrance. You possibly can see the
1/16-in. gaps within the tongue-and-groove joints.

Top View Door Components

Right here is the video:

Right here is the progress within the store—all materials is Monterey Pine.




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