An Extra Thin Frame And Panel Back
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A current job called for a solid wood frame and panel back that would fit in a 5/16″ rabbet.That's really thin for a frame-and-panel assembly, at least in my world.(Granted, for Bill Robertson, it's positively gargantuan.
) Ordinarily, I like such backs to be 1/2″ thick.One way I've dealt with this combo of frame-and-panel back plus shallow rabbet in the past is to make the panel 1/2″ thick, then rabbet it so that it fills the rabbet in the cabinet and protrudes into the interior.
But in this case, I wanted a cleaner finish, so a 5/16″ thick assembly it had to be.Here's how I did it.Step 1: Consider the big picture I have a 24″ drum sander, so I figured I could work the joinery in stock that was 7/16″ thick, then remove 1/16″ from each side after gluing the panel together.
If you don't have a drum sander (or wide belt), you can use the following process with stock milled to its final thickness (or should I say 'thinness'?), but in this case, you should definitely fit your tablesaw with a zero-clearance insert.
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