A walnut wall unit for a home office


curlyoak
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On 12/3/2021 at 12:05 PM, curlyoak said:

The bottom rail of the doors should be wider than the top rail. Better engineering. The previous picture of the above had the doors upside down which required left to be on right and right to be on left. And the blum hinge plates allowed the doors reversed. SO I went over there this morning and righted the wrong. I noticed this when looking at the pictures.

Can you explain to me why the bottom rail should be wider than the top and why they can’t just be the same width?

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Look at any frame and panel door. Your front door or a cabinet door. The joint where the bottom rail joins the style has the most stress.  The wider the bottom rail is gives a longer joint to overcome the stress. That has been going on for centuries. So not only does the door have longevity it has come over time to just look right. My walnut door upside down would last for decades. But it just did not look right. 

A mitred frame is equal widths on rails. And any door can be made equal rails. I see no good reason to do that.

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