How To Resize A Cabinet Door
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We all know the old saw about measuring twice and cutting once.I've even gone one better in my world: Measure three times.Nonetheless, I still occasionally find that I've made a door or a drawer the wrong size.
(I once made an entire cabinet, complete with four drawers, that was an inch too wide for the opening where it was intended to go…oh, the pain.) Over the years, I've come up with some clever tricks for re-sizing things instead of having to remake them from scratch.
For example, a recent kitchen job called for a deep cabinet with two doors over the fridge: fantastic storage for large items you don't use very often.I measured three times, built the cabinet along with all the others for the kitchen, and delivered everything to the jobsite.
A couple of days later, I heard from the general contractor that the cabinet over the fridge was 2-1/2″ too tall.After cutting the cabinet down on my table saw and putting back together the section I'd disassembled, I salvaged the doors as follows.
Although these doors were made using a rail and stile cutter set, you can use the same technique for doors made with tenons, Domino...