- 15 Mar 2019
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I make mine 1 mm undersize then plane to fit.I'm in the midst of ripping down planks of tulip wood and milling them to size for the doors, drawer fronts and end panels.
I'll use a profile scribing cutter in the router table to machine up the rails and stiles and I'll hang the doors with butt hinges.
I have a question for the experienced! - What is the best way to ensure I finish up with good fitting doors - is it to make them slightly oversize and then plane to fit?
Would be interested as to what gap other leave before paint.
I used to leave 1.5mm....got moaned at as too tight..... with spraying and two coats of hand paint it would sometimes bind.
The last one I did I left 3mm before paint which left a bigger gap than I personally would like, but everyone else though the bigger gap looked much better.