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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!


[*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.

Visit meditesmartply - links below - for more information on the product and stockists, and I’d like to thank Medite for the opportunity to use Optima on this project.


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Other videos and playlists of interest:-


Base Cabinet Basics - https://youtu.be/XQNeiPvEQ1I


Raised Panel Doors - https://youtu.be/94TGcWe7PBI


Concealed hinges - https://youtu.be/-Y6MEQlFEhQ


All about doors playlist - http://bit.ly/AllAboutDoors


All about hinges playlist - http://bit.ly/allabouthinges


Shaker-style cabinet doors - https://youtu.be/Px3D7wqycUc


Previous series, Cabinetry Basics P1 - https://youtu.be/3N_T-YpkBCg


Loose Tenon Basics - https://youtu.be/t86QGUn7dAI


Why Buy This Saw? - https://youtu.be/u7H5On0j_5c


Festool’s Big Mistake? - https://youtu.be/Wc0MOV3HtjI


10MW Loose Tenon Jig 30 - https://youtu.be/enGVfEwD-Tc


Ikea Curtain track DIY MFT - https://youtu.be/223QALIbnRc


All About Drawers playlist - https://bit.ly/AllAboutDrawers

Tracksaw Workshop playlist - http://bit.ly/TracksawWorkshop

Jointing systems playlist - http://bit.ly/JointingSystems


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Useful links:


Browse the 10MW Everyday Workshop Essentials list here - https://amzn.to/3KLNIaM


Visit my Amazon store here - 10MinuteAmazon.com


Blum 71B3550 hinge & cruciform plate set - https://amzn.to/40jfcfx


Blum 71B3750 (inset) hinges - https://amzn.to/3FI62zG


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


Blum 173H7100 cam adjuster hinge plate - https://amzn.to/3shQfV6

Kreg hinge jig - https://amzn.to/2zyqQr7

Hinge drilling guide - http://amzn.to/2oYBHqk


Self-centering drill bit - https://amzn.to/3tUY9UN



I used the panel raising bit from Wealden tool - https://bit.ly/PanelRaisingBit


And their 1/4” grooving bit - https://bit.ly/SmallGroovingBit


Adjustable cabinet feet - https://amzn.to/3FigrSf


17 commentaires


Lloyd Town
Lloyd Town
05 déc. 2023

Member here: Where can I find the fact sheet mentioned at the end of the video? Thanks

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petermillard
petermillard
06 déc. 2023
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Morning Lloyd. Fact sheets are in with the Plans category on the forum. 👍 https://www.10minuteworkshop.com//forum/plans/door-gaps-factsheet

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Great video. You mentioned a door gaps fact sheet but I haven't been able to find it.

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petermillard
petermillard
09 nov. 2023
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Fact sheets are in with the Plans category on the forum Karen. 👍 https://www.10minuteworkshop.com//forum/plans/door-gaps-factsheet

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I thought that was the best of this mini series Peter, thanks for the methodical walk through of the design process.

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petermillard
petermillard
04 nov. 2023
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Thanks Geoffrey! 👍👍

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Great informative video. I never really stopped to think about the science of it before. Really highlights the benefits of accurate measurements and cutting. Thank you.

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petermillard
petermillard
04 nov. 2023
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Cheers Sean! 👍

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Derek Caldwell
Derek Caldwell
03 nov. 2023

Great video as always I found this one very interesting i do fitting furniture for a living and it’s always good to see how other furniture makers size there doors


How does the medite optima compare to the finsa hidrofugo ?


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petermillard
petermillard
03 nov. 2023
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Thanks Derek! I’d say Optima is Medite’s response to Hidrofugo, so pretty much on par. 👍

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