Recessed oak panels are escaping
I have been scanning through posts on this cabinets category and have to admit I haven't yet read all the posts mentioning cabinets, but I haven't noticed a discussion yet of how to deal with escaping panels. if there is one, could you direct me to it?
Meanwhile, here's the problem. I think I caused it. One day I was feeling particularly enthusiastic and I oiled my cabinets. I really oiled them. I suspect that the oil seeped into the glue holding the recessed oak panels in my 1986 345 Moho cabinetry and as the months went on, more and more of them fell out. It was hard to avoid getting hit by falling panels. I almost had to wear a hardhat.
So my question is, what is the best practice, given that the cabinets are old and some of the frames and possibly the panels may be a little warped, for reattaching these? I notice there are little corner pins that might still help hold them in place but I'm told that wood glue cracks and I should use gorilla glue. And do I try to tack them in, too?
Any suggestions would be most welcome and thanks in advance!