|Forum topic by GregD||posted 06-06-2010 05:09 AM||6355 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
06-06-2010 05:09 AM
I am making what I thought would be a fairly simple plywood cabinet with drawers – 30” tall, 20” wide and 27” deep. Because it will be on wheels I’m using 3/4” plywood for the sides, back, and top. While I plan to use pocket hole screws on the other parts of the carcase, I decided to use a lock miter to join the sides, back, and top.
The lock miter joints did not glue up as tight as I would have liked. The joints needed a bit of clamp pressure to pull tight on the dry fit, so I probably would have had better results if I had worked faster or used a glue with a very long setup time like Gorilla glue. Any other suggestions for getting a better glue up? Any suggestions for getting longer working time with yellow glue? I’m using the “long work time” Titebond, but it still starts grabbing pretty fast. I suspect it wouldn’t grab so fast if I thinned it or even if I wet the joint before spreading the glue, but I was concerned that might weaken the glue bond.
Also, any suggestions for filling the cracks at the miters? My best idea is to try and work some wood filler in them and hope they become less noticeable. Another idea that would also make the corners wear better would be to chamfer the corners – maybe 1/4” – and glue in some solid stock that could take a 1/8” roundover.
Thanks in advance!
-- Greg D.