French Mitered Cabinet Doors
Our French Mitered Cabinet Door construction was introduced in an effort to be a more cost-effective alternative to an applied molding door. However, the French Miter door has other advantages as well. It provides more structural integrity than an applied molding door because the molding detail is an integral part of the stiles and rails instead of a separate piece. It provides a more traditional look than a formal mitered door while still having the applied molding look.
If in extremely dry or humid regions, WalzCraft recommends the use of French Mitered doors & drawer fronts. The door will be less likely to “barrel” than a traditional mitered door. There are more outside edge profile options available than with a mitered door, and you have the flexibility to vary your stile and rail widths.
WalzCraft’s French Mitered Cabinet Door construction allows you to create the ‘look’ of an Applied Molding Traditional Mortise & Tenon door without the need to apply any molding to the door. The back side of the French Mitered door reveals this secret, which uses Mitered Stile & Rail profiles to create this unique look.
French Mitered Door & Drawer front styles are defined by the type of center panel used in the door and the number of panels the door will have.
Available styles include an assortment of single and multiple panel designs constructed for insertion of Solid Wood Raised and Reversed Center Panels, 1/4″ Veneered Flat Center Panels, or Glass.
Stile & Rail Profiles
An additional feature of WalzCraft French Mitered Cabinet Doors is the flexibility in Stile & Rail dimensions. Unlike mitered doors, which require all pieces of the frame to be the same width, a French Mitered door or drawer front can have different width Stile & Rail parts all in the same door. A common example of this is a drawer front with 2 1/4″ stiles and 1 1/2″ top and bottom rails.
When ordering French Mitered Cabinet Doors or Drawer Fronts, use one of our 600 Series Mitered Stile & Rail Profiles that includes an “FM” symbol for French Mitered Compatibility in the profile drawing.
Center Panel Profiles
Center Panel profile options are available in a range of designs from subtle and classic to innovative and creative. Most center panels are 3/8″ or 3/4″ thick solid wood or MDF, and are available in “Traditional” Raised Panel, Recessed Raised Panel, and Reversed Solid Center Panel (PR324-RVSCP).
Most Raised Panel profile designs are available in different reveal widths to satisfy both your design and functional needs. A common functional example is when the height of your drawer front does not allow for the use of a wider reveal profile used on a door. In most cases, you would choose a center panel profile from the same Design Family that has a smaller reveal or choose to use our Reversed (Flat) Solid Wood Panel (PR324-RVSP).
Outside Edge Profiles
For all 600 & 6000 Series French Mitered (FM) Stile & Rail Profiles, you have the option to use any of WalzCraft’s Standard Outside Edge or Applied Molding Outside Edge Profiles.
The WalzCraft standard is to finish / fladder sand all of its products to at least a 180 grit finish sand. Most WalzCraft doors are orbital sanded on both the front and back sides. All cross grain scratches are removed from the face of each door. Each door is then fladder sanded / denibbed on the front and backsides to remove any raised grain and to lightly break any sharp edges. This results in minimal prep work upon delivery for in house finishing.
All Finish Sanding is included at no additional charge.
Flexible MP600 & MP6000 Width
The following Stile & Rail part sizes for Mitered, French Mitered, and Adventure Series (ASMP) Products will not be subject to additional charges: 1½”, 1¾”, 2″, 2¼”, 2½”, 2¾”, and 3″. Any non-standard miter profile widths that are published in the WalzCraft Specification Catalog are exempt from Non-Standard part size charges.
When placing an order with WalzCraft, you have the option to run the product through the manufacturing process under our (SL) Standard Lead Time Schedule or our (EX) Expedited Schedule.
If WalzCraft makes a mistake on your order we will expedite those items, by producing them on our Expedited Order Schedule. Replacement items are then shipped out to you, via the shipping method originally elected for the order, at no additional charge.
WalzCraft warrants the outside dimensions of all products to be within a size tolerance of +/- 1mm. All component parts of an assembled product will have a size tolerance of +/- 2mm.
If you are interested in seeing a particular door style, wood species, grade or finish color, we suggest ordering a sample that can be taken to your job site. Discounts may be granted on single samples and displays for showrooms. We reserve the right to limit sample and display orders based on your annual purchases.
Our friendly Customer Support Team is available to answer any questions you may have from 7:00 am – 4:30 pm every work day.