|Forum topic by BrianC87||posted 09-07-2013 02:44 PM||1364 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
09-07-2013 02:44 PM
I’m am currently building a small 3 bottle wine rack based on Steve Ramsey’s rustic wine rack http://www.woodworkingformeremortals.com/2013/08/build-rustic-wine-cabinet-using-free.html
I’m basically just using the plans for the dimensions as I am trying to make it a bit fancier. I’m making it out of cherry lumber with the main carcass being joined with dowel reinforced half laps. I have put a rabbet in the back to drop in the back panel. It was at this point that I started thinking about wood movement in the back. The back is going to be a solid wood panel about a 1/2 inch thick.
The concern I have is the back shrinking as it will be going to a climate with lower relative humidity than we have here. Initially I was going to just glue the panel in until I thought about the movement issue. My next thought was to use dowels from the top and bottom of the back panel. Another option would be to use screws from the top and bottom as there will be caps glued on that would cover them up.
Please let me know what you think about any of these options or if you have any other ideas that might work. Or is it small enough that I do not need to be concerned? The back is about 14 3/4 inches wide and 17 inches tall.
I will try to get some photos of what I have done so far posted shortly.
Thanks in advance for all the help and suggestions!