Kitchen Cabinet Doors | Cope & Stick Vs. Mitered

Kitchen Cabinet Doors | Cope & Stick Vs. Mitered


How to choose between Mitered and Cope & Stick
Kitchen Cabinet Doors Choosing between the different designs of
kitchen cabinet doors is less complicated once you understand the terminology and the
methods of assembling the frames of cabinet doors. The terminology needed to understand 5-piece
cabinet doors is simple and is used to identify the components, or the five pieces, of cabinet
doors. These five pieces include the panel, which
is the center of the door, and the frame is made up of stiles and rails. Stiles are the vertical pieces that make up
the left and right sides of the frame. Rails are the top and bottom horizontal pieces. So the five pieces of a five-piece cabinet
door are the panel, two stiles and two rails. This terminology is true for both cope & stick
doors and mitered doors. The difference between cope & stick and mitered
doors is explained next. The stiles and rails in cope & stick doors
meet at a 90-degree angle, using a machining method called Coping. In mitered doors the stiles and rails meet
at a 45-degree angle. Without going into detail of machining methods,
mitered doors offer a far greater selection of frame designs. With this basic understanding of the two frame
designs of cabinet doors, Mitered and Cope & Stick, you can choose the appearance you
are after. In this example, we are showing the Cope & Stick
Shaker Cabinet Door on the right with a video showing the components making up a Cope & Stick
door on the left. An example of a popular mitered cabinet door
is our Delaware Door. A picture of the Delaware is shown at right,
with the components shown at left. Because of the more complex machining, mitered
cabinet doors are usually priced slightly higher than Cope & Stick doors, but the type
of wood chosen usually accounts for larger differences in price than frame design. Visit our website and see for yourself. An unfinished Shaker Cabinet Door from the
big-box guys is priced between $22 and $30 per square foot. Our normal price is under $12 but our current
sale price is $8.99 per square foot in Paint Grade. By far the lowest price anywhere! Now you understand the difference between
cope & stick and mitered cabinet doors, and you also see what the retail mark-up does
to the price you pay. You can continue to pay full retail or you
can buy directly from the actual manufacturer and pay half. The internet gives you a choice you’ve never
had before…The choice of buying directly from the actual factory!

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