I'm building garage cabinets for a client -- 21 feet wide, 5 feet tall,
16 inches deep. The client wants all-plywood construction, and that's
what I'm doing, except for clear pine face frames.
Not counting non-planar and out-of-square walls and ceilings, the
carcasses and face frames are great. Unfortunately, the 1/2-inch plywood
doors warped, as I was afraid they would do. These are just plywood
panels set flush with the face frame using T-hinges. She likes the
rustic look of the silver hinges with high-gloss white paint, but she
doesn't like the warp. I don't blame her; I don't like it either.
I'm looking for a fix for the doors. Here are the options I've thought
of so far:
* Double up the plywood. I'll have to rip 1/2" off all the shelves, and
I don't think it will work, and I don't think it will look good.
* Apply a frame around the edge of the door with a diagonal piece. It
would look like a barn door. I'm leaning toward this one.
* Make new flat-panel doors. The T-hinges wouldn't work well with these,
because the frame would be too narrow.
Anybody have better suggestions?
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