|Forum topic by jjbuckeye||posted 11-13-2009 06:05 AM||990 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
11-13-2009 06:05 AM
I’m making my daughter an Armoire for her American girl doll for Christmas. The piece will be 27 inches high, 22 inches wide and 9 3/4 inches deep. It will be made out of solid cherry. Most of the piece will 1/2 inch thick (including the shelves which are 10 inches wide). I cut out dados for the shelves and I’m curious how I should attach the shelves to the case sides so there are any issues with the wood splitting. Should I put glue on part of the dado?? Should I bypass glue all together and drill holes through the outside with screws into the shelves and plugs?? I probably could have used plywood and not worried about this issue but I wanted it to be solid wood.
Probably a simple question but I wanted to do it right so I didn’t have issues years down the road. I’m hoping this is something she keeps and passes down some day.
Thanks in advance,