I have a 1930's period fielded panel cupboard door, o/a size 2000h x 800w, two panels, one 225h one 1450h, side and top rails 70mm bottom rail 200. Door rails are 30mm thk hw and the fielded panel is 10mm fibreboard. The recess at the door rear is 8mmdp. I want to have the door sliced vertically and the joint between the two pieces hinged so they fold back on each other. How would members go about framing up the two cut leafs?
I have thought of doing it this way described below. Comments gratefully received thanks
Place an 8mm x 140mm hardwood strip down the vertical middle. Screw and glue fix the hw to the fibreboard prior to cutting. Use thin steel plates to connect the new rail to the ex framing. Have door cut. Slip a thin channel over the edge of the fielded panel cut edges to protect them