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I'm going to replace the cabinet doors and drawers in our kitchen. I've been thinking of selling the house (it's way too big - except the workshop!) So I decided on Mission style doors and drawers as the final upgrading for the kitchen. The big question I have is with the center panel. I'll probably use plywood but using 1/4" ply seems so flimsy. I had planned 1/2" ply but all the Mission style cabinets I've seen in showrooms have 1/4" ply panels.
So my question is do I buy 1/2" plywood and dado the back or just go with the 1/4" and glue it all together?
FWIW, my original plan was using mahogany for the rails and stiles (which I will still do) and 1/2" figured maple, bookended out of 5/4 stock, for the panels. Then a friend reminded me of my plans to move soon and suggested I save the really nice cabinet upgrade for my new home. I think she's right.