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Entry Door Panel Sticking Depth12/14
Trying to build house doors (exterior and interior). I have a question related to panel sticking depth for both interior and exterior doors. Please see the attached picture depicting it. My plan is to cut 1/2" x 1/2" groove and stick the panel only 3/8" into the groove, leaving 1/8" for panel expansion.
Interior doors have a stile width of 4-1/2" and panel sizes could range from (including 3/8" on both ends) 21-3/4", 23-3/4", 27-3/4".
Exterior doors have a stile width of 6-1/2" and panel sizes range from (including 3/8" on both ends) 23-3/4", 29-3/4".
The wood is genuine Mahogany and MC is about 6-8%.
Please share your experience.
I think the dimensions will work fine. I would put some pieces of adhesive backed foam tape in the groove to keep the panels centered. Not continuous just a few pieces evenly spaced on the four sides. The length and number of pieces is dependent on how stiff the foam is. I would use 2 panels in the exterior doors with a piece of 40# roofing felt or the like between the panels.