A variety of free woodworking plan links to other web sites that offer instructions on how to build raised panels.
Australian Woodsmith is a practical magazine for all woodworkers. From Issue 31. One of the drawer options for the filing cabinets in Woodsmith No. 32 was to make the false fronts with raised panels instead of flat panels. I like to cut raised panels with the table saw, and there are a couple of thing, I do to end up with smooth, clean bevels and shoulders.
A router table makes quick work of cutting raised panels. But an alternative to buying expensive router bits to do this is to cut them on your table saw. Here are a couple of tips to make the job go easier, so you will end up with smooth, clean bevels and square shoulders.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a raised panel door which can be constructed using a table saw and router table with stile and rail bits. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.
I recently purchased the Sommerfeld Ogee Raised Panel router bit set. I have a shaper one-piece rail and stile cutter but decided the individual rail and stile bits, such as those in the Sommerfeld set would be a little easier to setup and use.
Recently, I was making a project that called for raised panel doors. But instead of a flat bevel around the raised field, I wanted to make a coved edge. Since I do not own a shaper, I came up with another method using my table saw.
MLCS is proud to offer an extensive variety of bits to make rail and stile frames for doors. These frames use cope and stick inches joints at the corners, which give a strong tongue and groove joint and a mitered moulding look on the inside detail. A groove or rabbet is also created at the same time to hold a raised, flat, or glass panel.
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