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I want to make for a two door cabinet without a center divider, full overlay doors, but don't want to have a gap between them (to keep out dust). Is it possible to make overlapping doors for this overlay style?

- Ron
Antioch, CA

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Yes, the solution is to cut a rabbet along the length of the overlapping door stiles. The rabbet should be cut on the interior edge of one door and the exterior edge of the mating door. For decorative purposes a bead is usually cut along the edge.

To cut the rabbet, I recommend the Amana Tool #49300. To cut the bead I use the Amana #54162.

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