Bible Box/Lectern

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Forum topic by jbzehr posted 09-11-2010 02:20 PM 1528 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-11-2010 02:20 PM

I am building a Bible box/Lectern and have a design question. The design comes from an eighteenth century Bible Box. The original box bottom is solid wood and the box sits on the bottom. The bottom of the original is cracked and broken because it is old, but perhaps because of poor design. Does anyone have any ideas on how the bottom can be attached? If I glue it and/or use pegs or biscuits, the wood will not be able to expand and contract. I thought about elongating some holes on the bottom and just using screws. Any thoughts? The box will also be sitting on a stand.

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#1 posted 09-11-2010 03:04 PM

I’d produce the bottom from plywood with a 3/4” hard wood edge wrap, less expensive and more stable. You’ll get the same look and 0 worries for the wood movment.

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