|Forum topic by oopsboardstretchrplz||posted 05-25-2011 10:00 PM||2326 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
05-25-2011 10:00 PM
For the last 6 months or so I’ve become interested in woodworking and really excited about it. I’ve been acquiring tools (learning what they do & how to use them), reading a TON on the internet & even joined the local woodworkers club. It’s been great fun so far.
The only things I have built so far are a couple planter tables for the back deck, firewood box, workbench, lumber storage cart on casters, a couple other easy things and bath medicine cabinet. All these projects were assembled using simple butt joints.
In my next project (toybox for niece), I want to try diff’t joinery. I was thinking about using rabbets. In order to keep my material costs low (since there is a good chance I will make more than a few errors along the way, which is ok as long as I learn something from them), I was gonna use some decent 3/4” plywood. Downside of this is that the edgegrain on plywood looks bad. I have enough cherry to trim toybox w/ and cover the plywood edges. I thought I could just paint the ply and trim w/ stained hardwood?
A few notes:
TYVM in advance for any advice, thoughts & help!!!
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