I started today by gluing up the top.
I decided to use Dominos for the project and did not pick the right size so I cut all the way through the case.
Fix. I decided to use through Dominos for the project.
Actually the shelves are held in by through Dominos and a false dado I created by layering plywood on the outer pieces. Glue and staples hold the second layer on.
Left to right = bottom to top of side
Assembly is a snap with the Dominos. They hold the pieces still (unlike biscuits).
I set the shelves in the dadoes and then hammered the tenon from the outside.
Close up of through tenon.
I trimmed out the shelves and plywood edges with redwood scraps.
I just glue and brad these into place.
Later on I added casters and took the cart for a spin. It’s huge!
I un-clamped the top and took it over to the cart to feel the love.
I had run the groove on the wrong axis! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
I don’t know how that happened?
So I have to decide if I am going to make a new top or just drill holes in this one.
The new top is fool proof but wasteful unless I use this top for something else. Drilling could be tricky.
I might try drilling to see if it works, then I can make a new one if all else fails.
I will report back to you.
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne