In this video, we get started on constructing the frame and panel door. Firstly, we need to begin by grooving the internal faces of the frame to accept the panel.
I’ll cover two different methods of cutting the grooves. Firstly, using a plough plane (sometimes referred to as a plow plane) Secondly, I’ll show you how to achieve the same result using a router table fitted with a slotting cutter.
The latter option is my preference when cutting grooves as I can get an extremely clean and accurate finish. But the hand tool method is most likely easier to setup and quicker if only grooving one door.
How to Attach the Back Panel
Mortising the Door Components
Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.
A plough plane is much the same as using a rebate plane. Short strokes and even pressure is the key. Learn how to do it here!
A plough plane blade is relatively thin, thus is much the same as sharpening a chisel. Learn how to sharpen one here!
Using a marking gauge on these small components can be tricky. This video gives some great tips to help you on the way!
Have you got the plans yet?
The Student Series
Want to see another beginner make this project before you? It’s a great way to scope out any mistakes before you make one yourself!
To Be Filmed