Designing a simple box shelf for wall, what joints?

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Forum topic by siouxdawgs0409 posted 04-24-2010 01:17 AM 1404 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-24-2010 01:17 AM

I know this is simple but since I am fairly new at this stuff I am curious on all you experts takes. haha. Well more expert than I. I am creating a 5 sided cube so to say. Top, bottom, front and sides. It will be open to the back. This is to be hung on the wall as a shelf. Now right now I have it with beveled edges and splines so that no side or end grains will be visible, which is how I want it. Now my question is is there any other joints that will provide this same outcome? I know that I am giong to have to be really precise to get the beveled edges to fit snug and right. Suggestions welcome. Here is a simple drawing on SU, minus the splines

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#1 posted 04-24-2010 03:18 PM

I think I know what you are asking but I’m not completely sure. If I were making such a cube and if I wanted to hide all of the end grain, I would use miter joints to bring the front and 2 sides together and I would use a rabbet at the top and bottom to set the top and bottom into.

You could get a slightly different look by using miter joints to bring the top, bottom, and sides together and cut a rabbet for the front.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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