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#1 posted 12-05-2012 06:37 PM

As for the sides they will expand and contract up and down if you have the grain running horizontally. if you make the top so it sits on top of the box you don’t have to be concerned if one end is connected by hinges . The largest amount of wood movement is across the grain not length wise.

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