The hinges were to be concealed so I chose brass Brusso L37 offset knife pivot hinges. These are expensive but really good quality.
I also had some nice spalted beech in stock. So this was used to produce some nice book-matched, raised panels for insetting into the oak frames.
|Sketchup representation of the|
raised panel doors.
The doors were also to be rabbeted (UK rebated) on the mating faces.
After all the stock was dimensioned and cut to length the mortises were cut in the stiles. The rails were mortised and slots cut all around for the panels.
It was decided to pre-finish the panels prior to assembly to aid finishing. Sanding a panel once it is in a frame is not easy.
|Beautiful and striking spalted|
beech raised panels - prefinished.
The frame of the doors is stile and rail with the rails tenons going into mortises in the stiles. Again this is all made from French oak.
The hinge mortises can be seen.