|Forum topic by Duckarrowtypes||posted 10-29-2010 03:51 PM||5072 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
10-29-2010 03:51 PM
I make these clamshell-style cases for my photographs from 5-ply Baltic birch plywood and lately I’ve been considering making them out of solid wood.
The halves are about 4.5×5.5” CNC routed leaving an 1/4” thick top and 1/4” thick walls. Basically I hog out a big pocket/cavity so I can put the photograph inside (see attached images)
In redesigning this for solid wood I’m really concerned about warping. I think that I should use quarter-sawn wood first of all no matter what species. Would you suggest that also? Are there any strategies you can suggest to keep the pieces from warping? Kiln dried? Cross-grain strain-relief cuts underneath the photograph and velvet? Laminating with cross-grain veneer under the photograph and velvet?
Also while you’re at it I’m open to hearing strategies on concealed hinges for this kind of thing. I was hoping to use the “secret” barrel hinges that wouldn’t require a cutaway on the hinge side.