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Forum topic by Tom posted 03-30-2010 10:20 PM 2078 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-30-2010 10:20 PM

Hello to all,

My question is, I’m making a couple of dressers for my twin grandson’s out of Maple and would like to know the best way to attach the tops that measure 22” x 54”. Should I slot the holes for movement ect?

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#1 posted 03-30-2010 11:16 PM

I usually put triangle glue blocks at each corner. Elongate a hole in each and then use a screw to attach the top.


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#2 posted 03-31-2010 05:59 AM

Not to steal your thread tom but I was going to ask about this same question. I’m working on a chest of drawers for my 2 yr old son. I planned on doing the corner blocks as lew suggested. Should the corner blocks be screwed to the case sides or will gluing it be sufficient enough?

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#3 posted 03-31-2010 02:05 PM

Thanks Lew as always, but I left out that I made the case using 3/4 ” ply for the top of the box. Adding the top to that is what I actually meant to ask. Thanks again..

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#4 posted 03-31-2010 02:59 PM

I would use pocket holes screws.

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#5 posted 03-31-2010 03:09 PM

That’s what I was thinking of using. But, should I slot the holes for movement? That is the ?.

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