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Forum topic by SEA_Rob posted 11-28-2009 06:27 PM 763 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-28-2009 06:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: oak joining question

I have no need for 3 large bookcases. I have considered putting them on craigslist just be be rid of them but they are made of oak and I’d love to use the lumber.

The cases measure 18” deep x 78” tall & 38” wide. The sides of the cases are 1” thick, the shelves and doors are 3/4”. The shelves and cabinet case is joined by glued dados.

Any suggestions about how to remove a glued dado? Or should I save myself from the hastle.


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#1 posted 06-16-2010 04:34 AM

Are they solid wood or plywood? Depending on the glue you may be able to open the joints or perhaps just saw the carcass apart?

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