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01-03-2012 11:55 PM

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Hello, I have a question on wood selection for cabinets,just wondering as I’m new to this.
How do I word this, OK example a small cabinet 9”deep x 18” high x24”wide would you use a single board or rip it and re glue it to prevent warping.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Thank You,

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#1 posted 01-04-2012 12:02 AM

I’d join two or more because I’ve never seen a board 24” wide! They must exist. But on another note. My jointer handles 6” only so I tend to purchase 6” or less and join all that needs to be wider.

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#2 posted 01-04-2012 12:12 AM

My first choice would be a cabinet grade plywood in whatever species I needed. The edges would be banded.

Second choice would be edge glued solid wood for the top, bottom, and sides with a veneered plywood back.

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#3 posted 01-04-2012 12:27 AM

I tend to be more of a traditionalist and I dont often use plywood, but that certainly would be an option. I typically glue 5 to 6 inch wide boards together to create the panel.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 01-04-2012 12:40 AM

Thank you very much for the tips and help.I do not have a planer or jointer ( yet)
Sorry for my description, I should have stated it this way the cabinet will be 9” deep 18” high and 24” wide.
So I better stock up on clamps, also one more question what’s the most reliable glue you’ve come across?

Thank You,

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#5 posted 01-04-2012 12:55 AM

Titebond II is good stuff.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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