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09-18-2012 05:55 PM

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A friend has enlisted my help to make standing podiums for race medalists – i.e., those boxes that Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists stand on. They can be very simple, and he plans to paint them, so we’re just using basic plywood. The bottom of each box will be open, because they nest inside each other for transport.

My question: will pocket screws and glue be sufficient to hold these things together, or do I have to rabbet or dado them?

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.


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#1 posted 09-18-2012 11:29 PM

Pocket screws grip exceptionally well in plywood. If your gluing surfaces are a good fit, I would say they will do the job – but it wouldn’t hurt to put glue blocks at the corners and around the top as well.
Don’t be scrimpy with the glue and screws.

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