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Frame & Panel The Frame & Panel (F&P) joint is typically used for doors in cabinets.It can also be used for cabinet panels and internal frames and structures.It makes a nice looking door that can accommodate the expansion and contraction of wide panels that occurs as a result of seasonal changes in humidity.
What You NeedWhile you can make a simple frame and panel joint using Tongue & Groove bits (see Canadian Woodworking, Issue #36, June/July 2005), traditional frame and panels are made using matched F&P bits or a single convertible F&P bit that has cutters you change to rout the two matching profiles.
To use either of these bits you will need a router table.Matched Frame and Panel bitsLeft bit routs endsRight bit routs rails & stiles How to Make the JointBegin by cutting all the pieces of your frame to finished lengths.
Set up the first bit in your router table to the correct depth, depending on the thickness of your stock and the pattern of the profile.Since the bits have bearings, it isn't absolutely necessary to use a fence, but for safety, set your fence in line with the bearing to support your stock as you run it...