|Forum topic by jeth||posted 09-03-2010 05:57 PM||954 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-03-2010 05:57 PM
Hi all.. I am sure that the information I am looking for here is available on this forum many times over, but as the keywords tend to be common to many themes I am finding myself lost in the search process without defintive answers, so please excuse if I am asking the same old stuff…
I have been working with wood for a good few years, but until recently had mostly worked with sheet goods (speaker boxes)... Now that I find myself working with furniture and solid wood more I am realising how much there is to know and understand, and how little of it I do!
I am about to undertake a project for a largeish entertainment centre, not built in, a low cabinet type design. The project will be constructed of solid wood, not sure what as yet, was to be off to hunt for material today but rain stopped play :( My main doubts concern fixing the top panel onto the main structure of the cabinet. Reading around I have become aware of the need to account for wood movement, just wanted to clarify a few things (as I said a prolonged search hasn’t found any direct answers)..
I had imagined the panel to be simply made of edge jointed planks, possibly 2×12” or 3×8” to get the 24” width required. The side panels of the cabinet would have the grain following the same direction as the top (but at 90deg obviously) .. in this case is there still a problem for the top to be fixed directly glued down onto those side panels? I have seent hat where cross grain is involved, such as a table top sitting on an apron this is a no-no, but remain unsure if the same applies where there is not a crossgrain connection.
Apologies once again as I’m sure this is more of the same for you guys but been on the search all morning and still unsure!