|Forum topic by 12strings||posted 12-15-2012 06:04 PM||715 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-15-2012 06:04 PM
I was thinking the other day about my nightstands:
...Which I made 5 years ago not really knowing anything about how wood glue works and stuff. Here’s the thing: the tops of these nightstands are simply glued onto the end-grain of the sides…that’s it. I set them on and put a heavy box on top till it was dry.
Since that time I have read alot about woodworking, about which glue joints are strongest, and I would never do that now…but I have moved these around several times, including one house move, always carrying them by just grabbing the top and lifting…so far no problems!
-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!