|Forum topic by grego||posted 06-11-2012 08:48 PM||892 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-11-2012 08:48 PM
A beginner question I hope someone can answer…
Would two differently-sized rectangles of baltic birch centered and glued face-to-face be as strong as a single, thicker piece rabbeted around all four sides. (I hope I’m describing this well…)
The application is a small box lid:
Option 1 is to rabbet a small 3/8” or 1/2” baltic birch panel all around, apply marquetry/veneer on both sides, and glue into grooves in the box sides so the marquetry is flush with the top of the sides.
Option 2 is to glue a 1/4” “unrabbeted” bottom-veneered piece into the grooves, then come back later and face-glue a top-veneered 1/4” piece into the recess.
I’ve tried both and Option 2 is easier; however, I wonder if it will stand the test of time or come apart eventually.
I’d appreciate your advice!