Louvers, in installations such as louvered doors or window shutters, are an attractive way to provide privacy and security while allowing for the free-flow of air on both sides of the louvers.
This look was created using a basic flat panel door and adding 1/4 inch thick wood to look like planks. Here is how…
Build a dutch barn door with this great tutorial which includes lots of pictures.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a raised panel door which can be constructed using a table saw and router table with stile and rail bits. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online.
Made with a panel that floats inside a frame, this door can cope with seasonal wood movement. Build your own frame and panel doors.
This entry door has tongue-and-groove boards, installed diagonally, which form the panels on the exterior side. Door frame joints get their strength from biscuits, used three across.
With their adjustable louvers, plantation shutters provide privacy and insulation or ventilation and light filtration.
The tablesaw and a couple of jigs are all you need to make excellent frame and panel doors and cabinet parts. This table saw frame and panel jig does the job safely and precisely.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a cabinet with two doors and a middle shelf. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online.
Although frame-and-panel doors appear complicated, they are not really hard to build if you take your time and measure carefully. Frame-and-panel doors consist of the rails (the top and bottom pieces), the stiles (the side pieces), and the panel.