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Cabinet door sizing [*Ad] [member edit]

Hi hope you’re well. So the ‘industry standard’ used in kitchen fits and the like are that doors should be the carcass height minus 5mm, and the carcass width, minus 4 mm, and that works well for most people in the business. But as bespoke makers I don’t think it’s unreasonable to aim for something with slightly higher tolerances, and this is how I do mine. Enjoy!

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[*Ad] Like those previous videos this one is sponsored by Medite. You know Medite, they make top quality MDF, and every painted set of shelves, bookcases, wardrobes , cabinets or doors you may have seen me make on this channel was made with Medite MR or Moisture Resistant MDF, and in this video I’m using Medite’s ultimate MRMDF, Medite Optima.

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Other videos and playlists of interest:-

Base Cabinet Basics -

Raised Panel Doors -

Concealed hinges -

All about doors playlist -

All about hinges playlist -

Shaker-style cabinet doors -

Two easy doors -

Previous series, Cabinetry Basics P1 -

Loose Tenon Basics -

Why Buy This Saw? -

Festool’s Big Mistake? -

10MW Loose Tenon Jig 30 -

Ikea Curtain track DIY MFT -

All About Drawers playlist -

Tracksaw Workshop playlist -

Jointing systems playlist -


Useful links:

Browse the 10MW Everyday Workshop Essentials list here -

Visit my Amazon store here -

Blum 71B3550 hinge & cruciform plate set -

Blum 71B3750 (inset) hinges -

Blum standard ‘cruciform’ hinge plate - search for Blum 173L6100

Blum 173H7100 cam adjuster hinge plate -

Kreg hinge jig -

Hinge drilling guide -

Self-centering drill bit -

Bradawl -

I used the panel raising bit from Wealden tool -

And their 1/4” grooving bit -

Adjustable cabinet feet -

SpacePlugs -

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