UPDATED 3Jan2020 + video: The teaching video below shows how to create solid wood raised panels using a hand plane. It’s part of my online course BUILD YOUR OWN TRADITIONAL FACE FRAME CABINETS. The video proves that you don’t need a fancy router and router table to create your own raised panels from solid wood. All you need is a tablesaw, a sharp hand plane and some kind of workbench. Yes, a sharp hand plane does most of the work.
This approach is ideal for every kind of raised panel you might need to make for doors and face frames. Not only is the shaping operation quiet and dust-free, but you actually get a better bevel ed edge because it’s wider than anything a router and router table can do.
If you’ve never seen a solid wood door made with a hand plane, you’re in for a treat.
Click below to watch the video lesson.