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I client has requested a oriental style buffet cabinet. The doors will have horizontal reeds/ beading that will make the surface of the door look like an old fashioned wash board. He wants a very light finish so I would probably use maple or alder. Any ideas on how you would construct such a door would be appreciated. I am concerned about how to do the beads as well as movement in a solid unframed door
We did that style in January.
The photo posted by Michael shows a frame and panel door. I need to make a solid wood door ,no frame, beads would run al the way from edge to edge
Seems like using a router with appropriate bit works. Quick & easy on a CNC or do it with an incrementing jig by hand.
As for wood movement that's always a risk with solid wood doors. Skip the alder if a really light color is needed.
Have you considered battens on the inside of the door?
In response to Monte yes I was planing to use battens in a dovetail slot and only glued for an inch or so. They would keep the door flat but let it move.