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How to determine frame-and-panel door dimensions

To size an inset door for a specific opening, first subtract 1/8" from the size of the opening to allow a 1/16" reveal around the door. Then figure the part sizes as follows:

*The length of the stiles A equals the door height.

*The rail length B equals the door width minus two times the stile width C plus 3/4" for the two 3/8" tenons.

*The panel width D equals the length of B minus 1/16".

*The panel length E equals just less than the stile length A minus two times the rail width C plus 3/4".

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bmwesa wrote:

Thanks. Printing this out for the shop.

5/31/2012 11:14:12 AM Report Abuse

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