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Forum topic by LiveEdge posted 11-20-2014 09:01 PM 776 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LiveEdge

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11-20-2014 09:01 PM

This looks easy enough to build, but I’m trying to imagine a few of the things I can’t quite see in the picture.

1) How do you think the bottom panel is joined? Rabbet to the side panels? Is that going to be strong enough to place things on?

2) Why do you think there is a rail on the back bottom only?

3) It looks like they put screws in the front with plugs. I try to avoid hardware whenever possible. Couldn’t a dado and glue do just as well?


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#1 posted 11-20-2014 10:25 PM

Myself, I’d attach the bottom shelf in a dado about 1/2 inch from the bottom on the side panels and back rail. The back rail I assume is for a dado for the recessed back panel. And yeah, I’d think a dado and glue would do. Unless you’re a masochist, then you could do a sliding dovetail or something.

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#2 posted 11-20-2014 10:27 PM

Why do you think they have a back rail for the recessed panel on the back but not side rails for the same thing?

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#3 posted 11-20-2014 10:56 PM

Perhaps that shelf is screwed onto the bottom of the sides, and that back rail was used to have something to screw the shelf to?

Like maybe the shelf was added AFTER the stand was completed.

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muleskinner

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#4 posted 11-20-2014 11:31 PM



Why do you think they have a back rail for the recessed panel on the back but not side rails for the same thing?

- LiveEdge

Cover up a mista… er.. design change.
That’s what the wife wanted.
That’s the way they built the one he copied.

Dunno. A dozen guys would probably put that together a dozen different ways.

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#5 posted 11-20-2014 11:32 PM

Bottom shelf could be dowels, rail on the back could be part of the back panel?

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#6 posted 11-21-2014 06:14 PM

I am one of those dozen guys … I would have used cleats, like the one in the back, under three sides of the shelf.
Those cleats could be dadoed into the back and side panels, attached to the shelf and allowed to float in the dadoes!

That’s just one of the dozen answers!

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#7 posted 11-21-2014 06:34 PM

You know that optical illusion drawing where you see either the profile of a grandmother or a fancy young lady turning her head?

I just looked at your picture out of the corner of my eye (Xena is on) and I’ll be darned if that stretcher/rail in the bottom back corner doesn’t look like a gap, with the floor showing through.

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