I’m wanting to build some interior door to replace the flush luan doors I put in when I was building the house 15 years ago and money was an issue.
I’ve never built any interior doors and would like to talk to someone that has…..I’m thinking a frame and panel affair, like a 6 panel or maybe something along that line. The material would be red oak, cause that’s what I like and have lots of, But I need some help on the mechanics..
I have an RBI door machine ( like a horizontal shaper) that makes kitchen cabinet doors pretty slick, and I have a set of Freeborn cutters for 1 3/4″ exterior door ( raised panel edges are 1/2″ instead of 1/4″ like on a regular cabinet door)…but would have to get a set for 1 3/8″ doors..but don’t feel real good about a cope and stick joint for 30×80 door….
Alwo have a 3hp router in a table, but no shaper…..
I’d really like to mortise/tenon the rails and stiles and peg the tenon with a walnut peg that would show on the door face where the top rail and the kick rail meet the stiles, but then I have the problem of how to do a cope/stick with that tenon sticking out of the rail..
I was figuring on making the stiles about 4 1/2″ or so wide…..do you think these need to be ripped into 2 pcs, growth rings reversed and glued back together to prevent a side stile from warpping ? I have some 6/4 I can do this with….or I could plane one face of some 4/4, glue two pcs together on the face and then run them down to 1 3/8″…or stop at 1 3/4″ and just make a thicker door…..got some nice quartersawn stuff I could do that with……
I’ve got 8 doors to build….
anybody got any advise here ??