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Forum topic by Alan S posted 05-29-2012 02:52 AM 742 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Alan S

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05-29-2012 02:52 AM

So I’ve designed my own solid wood end table cabinet. The sides are solid wood panels with grain oriented vertically. I am wrapping the bottom with a custom trim and its grain is oriented horizontally. The panels and the trim are about 3/4” thick. The trim is 3” tall. It has just occurred to be that it may be a bad idea to glue these two pieces together. Is that true? Would I be better off screwing the trim on from the inside through elongated holes? Am I overthinking this?

Alan


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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 05-29-2012 03:02 AM

Mitered joints in front? That’s where you’d want the glue—then screws from that first 5 inches on back.

If your front is likewise vertical grain, you’ve got some other possibilities to think about. One is to build a toe kick type base just inside the sides. It could be as low as 3 inches. Would that work for you?

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#2 posted 05-29-2012 03:14 AM

Front and back are horizontal grain, so I’m planning on completely gluing those trim pieces in place. And yes, there are miter joints at all the corners.
Alan

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#3 posted 05-29-2012 04:10 AM

Ready, set go!

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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