|Forum topic by Rukus||posted 09-04-2016 11:22 PM||251 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
09-04-2016 11:22 PM
am planning to build a buffet/sideboard similar to the below link out of solid wood, except i wanted to go with miter joints all around the carcass/exterior rather than butt joints like this link has or anything more classic-looking like dovetails or finger joints.
i am worried though that the joints won’t be strong enough structurally given the loads this buffet will have to hold – lots of dishes, etc in the shelves, silverware in the drawers, and who knows what on the top surface.
am i worrying for nothing? or will plain miter joints be too weak? i’m hoping to not have to reinforce with dowels or splines or go into the various locking joints hidden by miters if i don’t have to.