Persevering with on my Kitchen Dresser undertaking, 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 type 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 wood motion. To accommodate wood motion in the tongue-and-groove door is rather more difficult. The joints can’t be glued and should have the ability to transfer, permitting the door width to increase and contract. As proven in the video under, I embrace 1/sixteen-in. gaps at every joint and on the proper and left edges. To take care of door integrity, horizontal and diagonal battens are related to the again face of the door. The battens are hooked up with wood 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 opening.
The again face of the door consists of two horizontal battens and one diagonal batten held with wood screws in slotted shank holes (no glue).
This exhibits the prime edges of the assembled door and copies of the two elements pulled out in entrance. You’ll be able to see the 1/sixteen-in. gaps in the tongue-and-groove joints.
Right here is the video:
Right here is the progress in the store—all materials is Monterey Pine.