|Forum topic by ptkaster||posted 02-09-2014 10:55 PM||1104 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-09-2014 10:55 PM
A customer on my Etsy just requested an order for a 16 X 16 panel. I have a 2” thick walnut slab that I will bookmatch to create the panel. The customer lives in New Mexico and I live in Kansas, so I want the board to be able to adjust to the dry conditions. So, What is the best way to attach these panels? I have heard butt joint, dovetail, dowel, and lap joint, but any techniques are welcome.
My criteria are:
Adaptability(for the dry conditions)
Easiness of creation
P.S. I have a router, tablesaw, bandsaw, handdrill and many router bits, but not a router table or a jointer. I could bolt my router to a board and I am going to borrow or buy a jointer.