|Forum topic by rbterhune||posted 10-13-2014 06:10 AM||824 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-13-2014 06:10 AM
I originally posted this over on thewoodwhisperer.com forum but thought it would go well here too.
I’m a relatively new woodworker, with only a handful of projects under my belt. I, of course, have many others on my my list that I would like to do. When thinking about one of them…a dresser…I got to thinking about backs. My rambling, and hopefully not confusing, question is as follows:
With a dovetailed carcass/case, I see how easy it would be to do a frame and panel, ship lapped or plywood back set into a rabbet…but what about frame and panel pieces? A rabbet for most of the length of the leg doesn’t seem appropriate to me for some reason. And let’s say my piece has a 2” leg…if I do a frame and panel back with mortise and tenon joinery, will the back have the potential to get in the way of dust frames…I’m now down to 1.25” of leg that I can use for attaching dust frames if I use 3/4” stock for the back frame. Am I making any sense?
Thanks in advance.