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I am making my first stick and cope doors for a bathroom cabinet and could use some advise. Since I will be setting a mirror into the door in place of a panel, my thinking is that the extra weight of a 10 by 22 inch mirror will tend to rack the short tennon in the cope and stick format.
For that reason I am planning to add floating tennon to the joints, which, at an inch long (the maximum length of my 1/4 inch spiral bit) will give me tennon half an inch longer than the stub tennon from the coping bit (sticking bit? I can't seem to keep that "bit" straight).
One of my friends has suggested that the effort to do this isn't worth the effort. Has anyone else experimented with adding floating tennon to this type of door rather than simply building the frame the old fashioned way with full tennon?