Sorry if these questions seem a bit basic, but none of my books seem to hold
the answers I need and I haven't done much frameless. Alway been a face
frame kind of guy.
I'm getting ready to build a new vanity for our bathroom. 52" wide, std
heigh/depth, divided approx in half. I want to go frameless. The left (sink)
side will be a false drawer with two slab doors. The right will be four
drawers (slab fronts). For the two finished ends I'm using cherry ply. Euro
stye hinges for the doors. My questions...
1. Since I'm going frameless, is there any pros/cons to edge banding the
fronts vs. just cutting a 3/4 x 3/4 frame around it from sold stock ? If I
use banding, how would I handle the mid style between the right door and the
row of drawers on the right ?
2. How about the doors ? Just make them from ply and band ? or glue them up
from solid ?
3. If I use edge banding, is it a worthwhile investment to get one of those
dual edge banding trimmers ? Everytime I look at those I think it's just
asking for the blades to 'catch' and try to tear/split the banding, trying
to follow with the grain (if you can picture what I'm saying). I can easily
see how that works well with melamine or similar - but something with grain