|Forum topic by Swyftfeet||posted 264 days ago||618 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
264 days ago
This is my first real project and am unsure which way to go here. Everything has been running pretty smoothly so far but I am a bit hesitant to continue.
Making a larger frame and panel hope chest. Carcass is 24×48x24, with a 26×50 top. Frame and top made out of 4/4 black walnut. I am using Whiteside Router bit kit for beaded panel construction. All the end grain on the rails will be getting grooved(routed?) to fit into the stiles, the total length of contact between the rail and stile is 4.5”. Is the surface area large enough for just glue(using titebond liquid hide), or should I go out and get a Kreg kit to put some pocket screws in, or is that overkill?
Also, the bits came with 1/4” cutter for the panels, and the Ash ply that I purchased is only 3/16ths thick, is this normal? I’m a little nervous that the panels will have too much play front to back and make the construction look a little more novice than what I would like. What can be done about that? I was thinking shimming in the inside to make sure the panels all sit towards the outside? any thoughts?