|Forum topic by greenbison||posted 02-06-2015 02:00 AM||619 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-06-2015 02:00 AM
Hello, I am a first time poster, and I am looking for some advice.
I am building a king size bed with storage drawers underneath for a buddy of mine. The internal frame is made out of pine (2×4’s mostly), but the sides, footboard, and headboard will all be faced with red oak 1×4’s. This is my first time working with oak, and I am not sure about the best way to attach it to the pine frame. My initial thought was to glue the oak and also screw or nail through the back, but I don’t know what the best method would be.
Would glue only be adequate, or do I need metal fasteners in addition to the glue? Would you recommend nails or screws? Do I need pilot holes for everything?
Another thing I am concerned about are the different wood expansion rates. Will this cause problems with glued boards coming loose, or cracks developing around metal fasteners?
Also, if I am gluing, I know I should go long grain to long grain, but do the long grains need to be parallel to each other, or is perpendicular okay?
Any thoughts or advice is greatly appreciated.