|Forum topic by Imakenicefirewood||posted 01-13-2015 10:53 PM||910 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-13-2015 10:53 PM
First off, this is a great site loaded with information, and I am glad I found it.
I am building my first non-face frame/edge banded cabinet with reclaimed solid wood. The wood was used to ship natural gas pipeline via rail, and was very rough with few straight edges. I believe it is oak, both white and red (will post pictures later and see what you gurus think..)
All of my other cabinets I have built had a face frame or edge banding made of solid wood, but this one will be completely made of solid wood with no plywood, except for the back panel. My question is how to attach the shelving to the side panels. The top and sides will be apx. 1.5 inches thick and the shelves and vertical dividers will be apx. .75 inches. My plan is to either do a stopped dado and glue the center section of the shelves, or carry the dado through the front and glue the front inch or so. Or since it is all solid, can I glue the entire joint? I am still learning about wood movement (and may never master it.) How would you join these?
The cabinet will resemble this one, but the top section will be open for the dish box, and dvd player. No vertical divider.
The top will be fastened with these, and the back panel is planned to be 1/2” Baltic birch.
Thank you in advance.