best way to address the seem of a but joint

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jimmy J

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01-30-2014 05:45 PM

I am building a mudroom cubby area that has open vertical lockers behind a bench. Unfortunately the long vertical 1x locker pieces that come out from the back wall were too shallow. This resulted in the lockers being too shallow, and I now need to make the lockers deeper. I am going to do this by adding a front 1x to the existing vertical pieces, which will create a long butt joint and hence a seam. Fortunately i am painting this in place so have the chance to address this some how. suggestions? i can use caulk, wood filler, glue, before or after butting the boards together and sanding flush. any ideas what would keep the seam hidden longest/best?

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#1 posted 01-30-2014 08:11 PM

To me it seems that there is an alternative option to hiding the seam. You could create some sort of groove eather V-shape or other to create some sort of design feature. “if you can’t hide it, show it!”

-- Jorg

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