Now for something simple. Gluing up the long sides.
You will need to make a 5 1/2” wide piece out of scrap wood. Maybe a couple of smaller ones. They are used as spacers for the glue up and that’s all. This assures that the opening stays at the proper distance while the glue dries.
Since these are long grain to long grain, nothing other that glue is required
The first thing I do is apply glue to both long edges of the (5 1/2”) back and clamp it up with the top and bottom. Just make sure that the top piece had the sharp part of the angle toward the bottom piece. Check out the picture in the first installment of this blog if you are unsure.
Here you can see the 5 1/2” board I will use as a spacer off to the right.
Once everything is clamped up I add the spacer in. I found it necessary to loosen the clamps slightly to get it in.
A view from the back.
And one sitting it’s normal position.
Next we will attach the ends. That’s probably the most difficult part of the entire project.
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