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Forum topic by Rrrandy posted 03-29-2017 11:09 PM 385 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rrrandy

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03-29-2017 11:09 PM

I’m building a box with 1/4” thick sides. I typically will use splines or dowels to reinforce the corners. Keeping in mind the thinness of the sides are there any other options?

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#1 posted 03-29-2017 11:13 PM

External legs! Or duct tape inside.

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#2 posted 03-29-2017 11:15 PM

You could use glue..lol
or
maybe something like this:

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#3 posted 03-29-2017 11:25 PM

jbay, I’ll give it a try on my next one. I really like your glue suggestion…I should have thought of that.

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#4 posted 03-29-2017 11:50 PM

Little glue blocks on the inside cut on a 45.

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#5 posted 03-29-2017 11:54 PM

I like the little glue blocks idea but they would interfere with the way I do my lining. Good idea though…

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#6 posted 03-30-2017 12:08 AM

Box joint.

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#7 posted 03-30-2017 12:18 AM

Rrrandy,

Perhaps you could try the Mitered Rabbet joint? Here is an article explaining how its cut on the table saw.

http://www.table-saw-guide.com/mitered-rabbet.html

It looks like this.

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#8 posted 03-30-2017 02:40 AM

Why do you need to reinforce beyond just glue? Are you planing on using it as a step-stool?

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#9 posted 03-30-2017 02:46 AM

bc4393, even though the OP says reinforce I am primarily doing it for looks. In the past when I used one of my boxes as a step stool it held up for awhile but eventually gave out. I blame the failure on lack of reinforcment in the mitered corners, or the thinness of the sides, or…

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