|Forum topic by martin007||posted 02-24-2010 03:17 PM||1057 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-24-2010 03:17 PM
Need some advise here.
I will build a frame and panel back for a dovetailed carcase cabinet. The frame and panel back will be glued into the carcase rabbet. The stiles will run the full height of the frame. to minimize stress on the carcase, I need to consider the overall seasonal movement of the f&p.
To minimise the overall F&P movement in width, I will use QS stiles no larger than 2 inch. That should keep the movement below 3/64 for maple.
Where I get puzzled, is for the vertical movement. Will there be any?. Since the stiles will run full height of the frame and I will use mortise and tenon joinery with no allowance for movement. Since there is no movement length wise for the stiles, I suspect that the joint with keep the vertical movement to nil.
The width of the rails will be about 2” for the top and 3 1/2 for the bottom Rail.
thanks for comments
-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec