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Peter Oxley

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#1 posted 02-03-2010 04:39 PM

Biscuits into the end of a miter can be tricky – they will come out the front of your piece if you aren’t really careful. Plus, they would have to be very close to the inside edge of your corner piece which would weaken the joint on that side. In fact, you’ll have that problem with almost anything you try to insert into the joint at this point – dowels, floating tenon, etc. Pocket screws would be tricky, too, but not impossible.

I think I’d add corner blocks. They are easy to make and install, they’re strong, they don’t require special tools, and they would help hold your sides square to each other.

If I’m not explaining clearly, let me know and I’ll do a quick drawing to show what I mean.

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