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#902695 - 01/11/17 11:01 AM Gap size for cabinet door
ugh Offline
newbie

Registered: 10/09/16
Posts: 13
I am getting ready to build shaker style cabinet door for cabinets that I built in the garage. I want the frame of the cabinet door to be flushed with the face of the cabinet. What size gap should I use around the edge to ensure the door will open and close correctly?

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#902734 - 01/11/17 05:53 PM Re: Gap size for cabinet door [Re: ugh]
Just_Bill Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/27/02
Posts: 23044
Loc: Wilmington, Delaware
Depends on a lot of variables. Wood type, finish type, local weather, and probably more. Some woods soak up moisture more than others, so the local weather is a factor. Moisture is never a problem in the southwest, but Florida is another story. Some finishes seal better or breathe better. See where I am going?? If the cabinets are built in the summer, a small gap will work, if in the winter, more gap will be needed in humid summers months.

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#902739 - 01/11/17 06:56 PM Re: Gap size for cabinet door [Re: ugh]
ugh Offline
newbie

Registered: 10/09/16
Posts: 13
Not helping. I just need a ball park. I am thinking 1/8 on all side. In any event, my router quit working. This project is on hold.

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#902760 - 01/12/17 06:39 AM Re: Gap size for cabinet door [Re: ugh]
CabinConnection Offline
Bigfoot
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 49770
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
"Industry standard" ---> 3/32" with a slight back bevel.

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