Cabinet Doors - How it's Made

A collection of videos to learn more about cabinet door manufacture at Allstyle.

If you ever wondered about the processes used to make kitchen cabinet doors this page illustrates and explains.

Take a Two Minute Plant Tour

Get a general sense of what our wood kitchen cabinet door factory looks like.

Glue Line Rip Saw

Processing walnut lumber through a straight line glue joint rip saw at Allstyle. This saw trims a ragged or uneven edge off of a board prior to being sent to the glue up process. The saw also ensures both edges are parallel to each other.

Profiling Door Rail

Profiling red oak door rail on a shaper. We use shapers to machine small orders or unique profile requests. This job in this video required profile 75 on a 2-1/4” rail width. The lumber was moisture tested, dressed to the proper thickness and rip sawn to width. This step of profiling is so the pieces can be joined together in the assembly operation.

Door Rail from the Weinig Moulder

This is red oak door rail fresh off our Weinig moulder. These rails are machined with our M64 profile. The rails are 76mm (3”) wide. We make all of our door rail in house so that we have control over the quality. These rails will be used to make mitered doors for a custom kitchen project.

Glueing Stile End Mortises

Applying glue to a pair of maple door stile ends in preparation for assembly. The red line is a laser that guides the operator to know how far to apply the glue. If you spread glue too far it will squeeze out and require a difficult cleanup. If you don’t put glue far enough the joint can be starved and will not be as strong as possible. Allstyle gets it right every time this way.

Miter Door Assembly Clamp

Clamping up the five components of a Calitri mitered drawer front into a completed assembly. The pressure on the pneumatic pressure arms are manually adjusted by a skilled operator to ensure the frame corners come together at perfect forty-five degree angles. Notice the minor glue squeeze out as the assembly comes under final pressure. The surface glue is removed. Minor glue squeeze ensures the joint is not starved and is bonded properly.

Calibrating Door Thickness on a Wide Belt Sander

Consistent door thickness is important to doors lining up properly on cabinets. We calibrate the thickness of all of the doors on a given order using a 52" wide triple head sander. The sander is accurate to 0.1 millimeter which is about 4/1000ths of an inch. For you non technical folks - it is very accurate.

Hand Sanding White Oak Shaker Doors

Sanding a white oak shaker door - Allstyle's Lancaster design. The doors are all machine sanded in a wide belt sander prior to hand sanding. The orbital palm sander will remove any minor cross grain scratches and ensure the door will accept stain uniformly. It allows us to examine each assembled door careful to ensure there are no issues.

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