|Forum topic by richgreer||posted 08-20-2011 03:51 PM||768 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-20-2011 03:51 PM
I’m building a music stand with red oak. I’ve glued up what will be the back of the music holder. It is currently about 3/8” thick and, IMO, it looks too bulky. I want to make multiple passes through the thickness planner and make this back thinner.
Essentially, I want to make it as thin as possible without compromising it’s integrity more than I should. I’m thinking about 3/16” but that may be too thin.
I want to connect to the back of this holder with no additional framing on the back. I will be adding 2 small vertical pieces to the back that will form the outside of a sliding dovetail and the sliding dovetail will connect to the stand below (allows for movement).
Does anyone have experience or an opinion on this they can share?
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.