|Forum topic by nightdiver5||posted 365 days ago||654 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
365 days ago
I have a question about joinery.
So I’ve come up with my own design for the vertical panels. I’ll be using 3/4 red oak and the thing I’m struggling with is the best way to join the 3/4 thick by 14” wide vertical panel to the bottom shelf. I wont be able to access the underside of the shelf so that does away with the idea of drilling through the shelf and into the vertical panels.
I thought about pocket screws but I don’t really want to have exposed screw heads along the bottom of the verticals. I suppose I could put a piece of molding on each side of the vertical panel to cover the screws but I was hoping for a better solution
I also thought of using my nail gun with some small finishing nails and that may be the way to go, but I’m also concerned that the sharp angle I will have to use to avoid pushing the nail out the other side of the panel might cause some splitting.
Any better ideas?
-- Jeff, SoCal