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#1 posted 08-27-2012 11:42 PM

We prefer 3/4”. I have looked into using 1/2” but the cost difference is only about 4.00. We dado everything in our cabinets and the dado is really what becomes the ultimate holding power on our cabinets. We cut our dado so the fit is snug/tight and our cabinet goes together very snug and looks seamless when looking inside the cabinet. Everyone will have a preference.

A month ago, I did a job just down the road from our shop. I got lazy and did not strap my load as good as I should have. So one of my cabinets did fall off of the truck when turning. It hit the ground from a height of 6’ and did not sustain any damage. I believe that is in large part due to our dado methods. We also only utilize 15g and glue. We do have 2” wood screws to use in areas where the plywood might have a mild cup and so a screw is required to pull a joint together.

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