|Forum topic by grego||posted 204 days ago||477 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
204 days ago
A very basic question about wood movement.
Paul Sellers has this wonderful series of Youtube videos on making a dovetailed box. One thing he does is glue a solid wood bottom directly to the bottom of the box. I’ve read in several places how box bottoms need to “float” in grooves because of expansion as the wood absorbs moisture. Is this advice all wrong or perhaps exaggerated?
Here’s the youtube video where (at the start) he talks about gluing the bottom.
I tried emailing a question to the master himself about this. He seems to be an incredibly busy guy so I’m not surprised I didn’t hear back.
Appreciate the Lumberjocks’ good advice!