|Forum topic by James Gallo||posted 03-16-2016 05:35 PM||463 views||1 time favorited||7 replies|
03-16-2016 05:35 PM
I have built my first large furniture project, a bridal chest (44”L x 23 1/2”W x 22”h), made from Sapele (frame) and African Mahogany (panels). Now I am focusing on the lid, which is where my problem lies. I was going to make the lid from quarter sawn ribbon stripe Sapele to match the frame, however, I could not locally source that material, and mail order proved to be too expensive.
My question is, how do I go about framing this panel (19 3/4” x 41”), using
I don’t have much experience with miter joints, especially on this large scale, and I’m afraid I’m going to screw this up. Is there a method that will assure me an accurate job? I have done some research on this, but I would like to get some input from some of you on this forum. Do I cut the miters on the long pieces first? Should I build a miter shooting board (no experience)? Should I reinforce the miters with loose tenons or dowels? Should I glue the tongue and groove joints?
Thanks for any and all guidance that you might offer.
-- Jg, Pittsburgh