diy kitchen door cabinet

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    pedro

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    I have made a kitchen door cabinet, RAISED PANEL. The middle part, the raised part, made of MDF. and the stiles and rails of poplar. I want to glue them ALL on its perimeter side AND forget the expansion and contraction. CAN I DO IT?
    My idea is to have only "ONE PIECE" DOOR and NOT to think about the expansion and contraction.
    PLEASE need ADVICE.
     
    pedro, Oct 31, 2016
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    Job and Knock

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    No. MDF effectively doesn't expand or contract (although it can swell) whilst poiplar does move. If you glue them together you are risking subsequent joint failure. The frame and panel system was invented hundrds of years ago to overcome this, so why try to buck the trend by doing something which ultimately won't work?

    If you want a glued door construction which won't move then make the ENTIRE door out of MDF
     
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    Should be fine with MDF, MFC could be an issue as that can swell.
     
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