Ask Wwgoa Cutting A Small Access Door
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Question: I have a finished piece of furniture that I need to cut a rectangular access door into and I would like to hinge the piece I cut out.The size would be roughly 4″ x 6″ for the access.I need to cut 4, very thin cuts through the wood face to make the rectangle, and add small hinges for it to open.
The face of the wood is perpendicular to the floor and the furniture can not be moved, so it needs to be cut in place.Submitted by DWehr Answer: The best way to do this is with a jigsaw.I've done this in the past and found that a metal cutting blade works best.
It has extremely fine teeth, and provides a narrower kerf than woodcutting blades.Since you'll be using the cut out as a door, the narrow kerf is important.You'll need to cut very slowly, but the better quality cut is worth it.
If your jigsaw provides an orbital action, don't use it.Carefully lay out the door.You'll need to start the cut on each of the four sides by rocking the running blade into the material.Do this gently.I find that rocking down and moving...