|Forum topic by PeteMoss||posted 12-22-2011 04:16 PM||711 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-22-2011 04:16 PM
I am currently building a jewelry style box. I have cut rabbets in the edges of the top and bottom which go into grooves cut into the sides, sort of like frame and panel construction with the top and bottom being loose to allow for seasonal movement. In this case, the top has a large rabbet which allows the actual top surface of the box to be proud of the sides, giving it somewhat of a raised panel look. In looking at it while dry fit, it seems that this is going to be very hard to finish, to get down into the gap between this top panel and the sides, etc. I am wondering if I should maybe try to prefinish the top and bottom before gluing the thing up? Or maybe I should just slather BLO on it and forget about it? Any advice is much appreciated.
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