|Forum topic by Knave||posted 01-16-2014 08:07 AM||564 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
01-16-2014 08:07 AM
So I have started down the boxes rabbit hole – I made a few for Christmas shown below…
All of the boxes I have made so far have had the top attached to a groove in the sides and then the lid was cut off using the table saw. Finish has been Danish oil.
For my next project I would like to make a humidor out of walnut with a French Polish finish…very rich looking.
I would like the top to be a solid plane with no gaps at all where there might otherwise be a gap for the top panel. I’m worried if I use this construction method it could cause a problem with the finish if there is any movement.
I have also seen where other wood workers glue a solid top to the sides which would give me a solid plane on top to finish but would not address wood movement issues – seems like there could be a problem in the glued joint between the top and sides…
This seems like such a simple problem but given my newness to the art I can’t seem to find a solution.