Sticking

3/8" Tx 1H LTENON

top door begins with the top rail. The panel is then made to fit. Make a full-size drawing of the top rail for each different width of door. Follow the steps in Fig. D. When you know the dimensions of the top rail, you can make the remainder of your cutting list.

Prepare Your Stock

As with any door, it's very important that the stock be well-dried and stable. I store it in the shop for a couple of weeks to let it settle before working with it.

I mill the frame parts to 7/8 in. thickness for a stout, traditional-looking door. Cut the stiles 2 in. extra-long for case in gluing up the door.

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