|Forum topic by avsmusic1||posted 07-13-2016 03:17 PM||301 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
07-13-2016 03:17 PM
I’m building my son a toy box and I’m hoping for some guidance. I’m planning to use a dado blade to cut a channel on all four sides and “float” the bottom. I’m using red oak for the rest of the build but not sure what to use for the bottom. I suppose I really have 3 options.
1. I probably have enough scrap to glue up a bottom out of oak
This option is certainly the most work and I presume it would have the most movement, but it would look lovely
2. I can buy a 2’ by 4’ section of 3/4” birch ply from my local big box store
This is a cost effective option and very quick, but would disrupt the look and I don’t know if I trust ply/wood from from the big box store (anyone with experience here?)
3. I can buy a full sheet of higher quality red oak 3/4” ply from the mill I’ve gotten the oak from
The most expensive option and I’d have a ton of left over with minimal storage space, but it’s easy and maintains the look
So I guess the question is – what would you do?