|Forum topic by walkerbait||posted 07-26-2016 03:55 AM||301 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
07-26-2016 03:55 AM
First off, I have basically zero woodworking experience. Well none that’s worth anything anyway.
I am trying to design a grow box that doesn’t require me to put in any screws, nails, or what not when I put it together. I’ve attached photos of what I’m thinking for the frame, then with simple decking laid across the bottom. I’ve chosen a mortise and tenon joint for the base piece (2”x2”) and then groove dove tail (sorry I don’t know the right name) to hold the upright planks and to keep the four corner posts together.
Here’s where I could use some help:
1) Is this easily makeable? I’m not interested in using hand tools—I am thinking a plunge router for the mortises and a table router for the dove tails and tenons.
2) Would you use any different joints for accomplishing the same end goal?
In the end this is going to have to hold a fair amount of weight in wet dirt and plants, so I need it to be strong. I am planning on using cedar or spruce wood since it’s fairly cheap and should be good enough for what I need.
Thanks for your help!!