|Forum topic by JustJoe||posted 201 days ago||495 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
201 days ago
I didn’t know if this should go here or in Joinery or ??? so if it’s wrong, mods can move it please….
Today I start picking thru the stack of cherry to choose the boards for my dresser. I need 18” wide panels for the sides and top, and the widest boards i have are 12”.
Of course I’ll do my best to match grain but in the end there will still be boards glued to boards and I want it to look good. So what’s the rule of thumb for gluing up wider panels in big boards – do I put two 9” together and have the line going right up the middle, or three 6” and have two lines, but they’re not in the middle, or do I rip them all into little 3 and 4 inch or what????
I’m starting with shaker style but since I plan as I go that will probably change. If I can’t get wide glued panels to look good I might go with frame and panel, but that would change all the joinery too so who knows…