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The trend for tall cabinet and wardrobe doors seems to be here to stay.  Its symbolic of the modern interiors that we all appreciate. 

Preventing warping

Reinforcing the door with a door straightener is a great way to keep these larger doors from warping.

These larger doors, put a high demand on the fittings used to create them.  By paying attention to the specification, in the planning stages - the common issues can be avoided.  

Increasing the thickness can help the door to remain more dimensionally stable, however this increases the weight, and the cost - and your design may call for a relatively thin panel!

Reinforcing the door

This is where reinforcing the door with a tensioner bar, or door straightening bar, works really well.  In Europe, they've been constructing their furniture with thinner doors for a while now.  They fit these door straighteners as standard.

These are proven to prevent the doors from warping, but using a surface mounted or semi-recessed version, isn't easy to justify to the end client - especially if you are crafting high-end furniture.

The benefits of concealed

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This allows you to fully conceal the straightener bar by morticing it into the door, covering it with a cap then veneering over it to give a seemless finish.  

All adjustments are done from either the top or bottom of the door via an allen key.  This gives the full functionality of a door straightening system, whilst remaining invisible to the user.

Typical installation

Generally, a pair of tensioner bars are mounted in each door, prior to capping and veneering.  This gives the flexibility of adjustment in time should it be required, via an allen key.

For high-end joinery it's the detail that makes the difference.

Download our Assembly Instructions For Fully Concealed Door Straighteners

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