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Cherry Interior Shaker Doors12/3/14
Plywoods or panels good two faces is not real common, especially in 1/2". You can have "A" two face panels made up and calibrated to what ever thickness you want over mdf core. You might also be able to find true 1/4" mdf core in stock good one face and glue them with a filler to reach desired thickness which could save a few bucks.
As for stiles and rails we use only finger joint stave core period. Yes I know the purist will school you on face jointing and stress relieving, so on and so forth, but that's what works for us. Being your own house you could try solid or three piece glue up knowing if it warps you'll live with it or fix it at your own leisure.
I also have the big domino cutter and it would work very well for building your interior doors. Good luck.
I think a 1" thick panel with 3/8" square profile will be fine. I've never used a domino machine but it should be fine too.
Finding 8/4 cherry with no sap wood can be hard. You need to get furniture or 90/80 (90% heart wood on one face and 80% on the other) grade and order wide stock. Unless you don't mind sap wood. Otherwise 3ply or stavecore are both good options.
This sounds like it will end badly.
I build custom doors and engineered stiles with 5/16 viners work well and a 1/2 soild wood panels for my shaker still doors
We've made a lot of doors and have settled on using stave core because it has been most reliable. I've got a band resaw so make my faces finish @ 1/8". I think that is about the max you can go and still have it function like a veneer. Gene W. has commented on that before.
I've got the smaller domino machine. Based on my experiences with the smaller one I think the bigger one would be would be great.
I'm not a fan of plywood, so would use mdf core panels. Your doors are going to be heavy either way. I'd opt for 1/4" mdf panels on each side of a light weight filler core. For my own house I'd veneer my own because I have the facility. You may not have, so have the panels custom veneered by a major supplier. Figured cherry, star burst pattern, or even a different wood than the cherry frames. There are veneer sellers that have very good photos of their offerings on-line. You want to have it make a statement "made special." Sign them in a lower corner, small, like an artist.
Doors of that weight and cost deserve ball bearing hinges. Sounds like a fun project. I did get carried away, didn't I?
"This sounds like it will end badly"............... Care to elaborate?
I recently build a half dozen doors using Sapele. Worked out ok and don't know why he couldn't do it. I cope and sticked the joints plus 4" dowels, too many but I didn't want it to fail. I used 1/2" plywood for panels which I sanded to thickness and then covered with laminate. This was a fishing boat interior and will have a lot more abuse than his house would have.
I think you will do just fine. Careful facing/jointing on your 8" jointer, Then light cuts on the planer to dimension. Reject any stiles that aren't straight after milling. The loose tennons will work well, I am assuming you are using the large domino-great machine. Don't let the naysayers get you down.
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