|Forum topic by Slacker||posted 11-04-2008 02:08 PM||795 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
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