Anyone know how this piece was designed ??

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Forum topic by Nighttripper posted 07-03-2012 12:37 AM 1074 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2012 12:37 AM

I know there has to be some racing fans on here…..anyone care to speculate as to what type of joinery is being used to build these display cases that have “banked” or tilted shelving to improve visibility of the cars ???

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#1 posted 07-03-2012 12:58 AM

Im guessing you are talking about how the shelves are joined….dattos

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#2 posted 07-03-2012 01:00 AM

I would guess a stopped dado for the shelf joinery.

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#3 posted 07-03-2012 01:29 AM

Ah, I was thinking dowels… you guys think they would work ??

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#4 posted 07-03-2012 02:11 AM

Dowels probably. Easy and cheap. Extremely easy and fast
with production equipment.


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#5 posted 07-03-2012 02:48 AM

Actually, I’ve been thinking of trying a Kreg Jig. Does anyone know if it will work since the shelfs are banked ?

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#6 posted 07-03-2012 03:00 AM

Yep, kreg screws on the bottom of each shelf and a block cut to act as a spacer will give you even spacing. Or you could nail or screw from the outside?

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#7 posted 07-03-2012 03:21 AM

Through dados with 1/4” thick trim over the front edges.

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#8 posted 07-03-2012 03:28 AM

I agree with stop dado’s.

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#9 posted 07-03-2012 04:18 AM

If I were making those things to sell at that priice I would not
even consider dados. Too much fuss and too much time
hanging onto a router. They might be popping crown
staples through the back. If they aren’t popping nails through
the sides I can virtually guarantee you the sides are doweled.
There is simply no money in it for the seller to mess around
with hobby-shop joinery.


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#10 posted 07-03-2012 06:39 AM

For that price? Pocket holes or dowels.

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#11 posted 07-03-2012 09:50 AM

Those cars weight just about nothing. Done with a jig to hold the shelves and sides in the right positions, they could simply be butt jointed and glued.

Of course, if you really wanted to know, you could always ask the seller a question to enquire whether the shelves are solidly fixed in place. Maybe ask if they are butt joined and, if so, with what quality glue. If they are not made in China, you might even get an answer.

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