|Forum topic by JimmyNate||posted 03-15-2010 07:24 PM||1179 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-15-2010 07:24 PM
When is a stub tenon not enough? Is there such a time?
I’m making a frame and panel bookcase. I’ve dry fit the panel for a side and there is just a little slop in the fit. I can clamp it square without much fuss, but should I strengthen the rail to stile joints?
I’m considering recutting the rails, mortising the stiles and extending the stub tenons into a deeper 1” or 1 1/2” tenon.
I’m considering adding a biscuit once the frame is clamped and flush cutting it.
I’m considering dowelling the joints.
What do ya’ll think?
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