|Forum topic by Jonathan Szczepanski||posted 04-20-2010 02:25 AM||3494 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
04-20-2010 02:25 AM
I have a conundrum. On the piece I am making (see attached image), I was originally going to have a plywood top with solid wood edging. I was going to attach the top to the case with glue and biscuits. After I assembled the case, I changed my mind and used solid wood (poplar, because it is going to be painted) for the top instead of plywood. After I flattened and cut the top to size, I realized that I don’t think I should glue and biscuit the top to the case, because of expansion/contraction of the top. Now I’m not sure how to attache the top. I can’t pocket screw from the inside, or use clips, because the case has a shelf that is blocking access. I was thinking I might be able to pocket screw from the outside, and cover it up with the moulding. I did a mock-up, and I the moulding doesn’t cover up the pockets.
Does anyone have any other ideas as to how to attach it? Otherwise I will scrap the work that I did and go with the plywood top.
BTW, the top is 60” x 15 3/4” x 1”.