Cracky slots?

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Forum topic by Slacker posted 11-04-2008 02:08 PM 1009 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-04-2008 02:08 PM

My grandson’s crib has stretchers in the end panels into which I cut a slot to accept a panel with some insert work. The wood is 3/4” wide, about 4” tall, and the slot is 3/8” wide on the narrow side of the board. This slot leaves sides that are all of 3/16” thick, which is problematic.

Cracks are developing at the lower inside corner of the slot and radiating outwards (see drawing). I have been very patiently gluing them up, but now that I am ready to assemble the crib, I am afraid that cracks may develop during the lifetime of the crib, or as it gets banged while moving it to the attic waiting for its next tenant.

I often get ideas while sleeping, and this morning’s idea was to lay a bead of cyanoacrylate (crazy) glue at the inside corners to reinforce those thin side walls. Has anyone tried this? Got any suggestions that I can use?

-- Adapt, improvise, overcome

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#1 posted 12-05-2010 06:24 AM

I know this is a very old post but it is an interesting question. I wonder if laminating another layer on top of the existing styles and rails would look okay and beef up the thin section enough to survive multiple tenants?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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