|Forum topic by DanRen||posted 02-01-2016 02:01 PM||490 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-01-2016 02:01 PM
I’m building a 20”W x 50”L dresser. I’ve built the carcass of Plywood. I need to put some sort of dresser top on the plywood carcass. I’m concerned that if I edge glue maple boards and then screw the top from the underside of the carcass the boards will move different than the plywood and split. But – if I allow for slotted connections I’m worried that if someone were to try and pick-up the dresser by the top it would pull off if not really screwed down – the dresser weighs a ton. I’ considering another finished layer of maple faced plywood over top of the carcass and trimming it with maple boards. I’m not sure how that will look once I shellac it but I look the look of maple boards glued together. The the fancy slotted connections and breadboards on the net are but over table frames and not a plywood top. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can do a nice top of the plywood?
Thank you in advance for any ideas.