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    Narrow base cabinet door design

    I need to make a narrow door for a base cabinet to store cookie sheets. The door will be 30 1/2"x5 3/4". The rest of the doors and drawers are rail and stile with a flat bead board panel. If I make this narrow door like the rest it will have a space between the stiles of 1 1/4". Is this too narrow to please the eye? Should I go with a solid door or keep the door same as the rest?
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    I'd make it like the rest. I think it'll stick out far more if you make the door just one panel, or if you change the rails/stiles at all.

    Of course, a mockup might reassure you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    I'd make it like the rest. I think it'll stick out far more if you make the door just one panel, or if you change the rails/stiles at all.

    Of course, a mockup might reassure you.
    Thanks for the quick reply Art. The cabinets are already in the house and set up. It is almost 40 miles up to where the house is. So to make a mock up and drive 80 miles round trip for a look see just isn't in the budget with gas still at $2.40 a gal.

    I still have the drawer fronts to cut out today so I'll wait on the door for now to see what the rest of the family has to say on the subject. But I do agree that the solid door may just look out of place.
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    i used a solide board royal, rial and stile on that width isnt gonna fly.. lok on line at what the borgs offer. the solide board is afine place to show off some real great figure if you have some in it already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    i used a solide board royal, rial and stile on that width isnt gonna fly.. lok on line at what the borgs offer. the solide board is afine place to show off some real great figure if you have some in it already.
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    I have both in my kitchen and they (solid) look fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    i used a solide board royal, rial and stile on that width isnt gonna fly.. lok on line at what the borgs offer. the solide board is afine place to show off some real great figure if you have some in it already.
    Hi Larry!

    The grain won't be an issue here as the face frames, doors, and drawer fronts will all be painted. The odd thing that has me stumped as far as what each would look like is all the rest of the cabinets have a drawer over the door. Oh, geez that just made me think....(scary aint it!) I almost made the door too short! Had the dimension of the other door in my head and forgot to change the height because of no drawer!!

    Glad I caught that brain fart before I made the door Just like doctors and lawyers.... I'm a practicing woodworker! and a long way to go before I really are one.

    Thanks for the reply Larry. I'll look at some of the online cab. companies and see what they're doing.
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    one other thing,, you ight want a drawer above my mom did..works well for spatulas and meat forks..or pot holders
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    one other thing,, you ight want a drawer above my mom did..works well for spatulas and meat forks..or pot holders
    I don't know about that.... inside drawer measurement would be right at 3 1/4" I don't know if it would be usable at that size??

    Nice idea though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Royall Clark View Post
    I don't know about that.... inside drawer measurement would be right at 3 1/4" I don't know if it would be usable at that size??

    Nice idea though
    Put in some holders for spice bottles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Put in some holders for spice bottles.
    I'm already putting in a large spice rack on the pantry doors. This drawer would be next to a sink. Maybe I could use is for a sponge tray if the sink they want is too big for the plastic tray that I have. Have to find a plastic liner to protect the wood though.
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