upper rails end view
Next, I made the rails and muntins. To determine their length, measure the distance between the cabinet stiles (D) and divide by two (for two doors). Then subtract^1 (for the two door stiles), and add 2" (fordie 1" tenons on each end.)
New, cut the two top upper door rails (W) 41/2" wide, the other six rails QQ 2" wide, and the six muntins (Y) 3A" wide.
The muntins are mounted so they're in front cf the glass and raised panels. So they have to be resawn to 1 thick.
cur THE TtHONS, Next, to avoid confusion when cutting tenons, I marked thefrontand back face cf all the pieces.
On the rails (but not the muntins), cut a %"-deep rabbet at the ends on the back face (Fig. 38). Then, cut a rabbet on the front face to create a tenon that fits the mortise. Also cut this same rabbet on the front face cf the muntins.
Nfobe: The rabbet on the front face is wider than the one on the back so it fits in the rabbet on the door stiles.
CUT TO WIDTH. To permit the tenons to fit in the mortises, trim the shoulders by cutting from the corner cf the rails and Vs" on the muntins. Then cut a lW'-wide notch in the upper rail tenon to create two tenons (Fig. 32).
Note: Two tenons are used here to limit the amount of expansion and contraction with changes in humidity.
Next, there's a little area under the outside corner cf each rail that has to be cleaned out with a chisel (Fig. 32).
CUT RAM rr, After all cf the tenons fit the mortises, cut a rabbet on the back inside edges cf all the rails (but not the muntins) to accept the glass or panels. This rabbet is Vs" wide on the six rails (X) (Fig. 32). However, the rabbet on upper:
DOOR RAILS (TWO REQUIRED)
CLEAN OUT SHADED AREA -—. WITH CHISEL UNTIL tenon FITS mortise
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