|Forum topic by Alan S||posted 05-16-2011 08:22 PM||1023 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
05-16-2011 08:22 PM
I am building a solid wood cabinet/side-table that I designed myself. There are wide panels for the sides and bottom of the carcase (the bottom is elevated off the ground). And some narrow slats that will form the top and back (to be covered later by more visually appealing elements). Now, the grain of the sides goes up and down while the grain of of the other pieces goes left to right. The bottom panel fits into a dado on each side while the slats at the top fit into a rabbet on each side.
So basically there is no face-grain to face-grain gluing happening. There will be lots of face-grain to end-grain surfaces glued together inside these dados and rabbets. Because of this, I was thinking PVA glue would be a poor choice as much of it would wick into the end grain and not provide a strong joint. Instead, I was going to try epoxy for all these joints.
Epoxy doesn’t seem to be a very common adhesive for joinery, so I wanted to get your take on what I am doing. Thanks for the help!