I am building hickory kitchen cabinets for a customer. These doors and panels have a solid 3/8" hickory insert with 1-5/8" center bead milled into them. Customer wants to the door panels to match their wainscoat paneling. I've considered using a subcontractor for the doors. The subcontractors price was $72 per piece; each piece measures 24" x 30". I thought the price was high and so I considered making the panels myself. To make the panels I need a molding head for tablesaw. However, I'm having difficulty finding a bead cutter for a tablesaw.
Before shaping I will have to glue the hickory stock edge-to-edge and sand the panels smooth. A local architectural millwork shop can help me by gluing up solids in a high frequency machine, but he does not have tooling to run bead. If you have any ideas or comments I sure could use them.