|Forum topic by Dave||posted 06-24-2013 10:04 PM||734 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
06-24-2013 10:04 PM
I’m making a 20” x 36” solid wood back for a small tool cabinet. I know it’s going to have seasonal movement. There’s a lot of information about “how much” But, there isn’t much info on “when.” All I know is it’ll be widest some time this summer and thinnest some time during the winter.
I don’t want to leave a big gap for the panel this June; only to have it falling out of the frame completely when the snow starts falling.
How do you guys think about this? Any solid-wood furniture makers out there with good rules-of-thumb? Should I cut for a good fit now in July or still leave some slack?
Thanks in advance!
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