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Forum topic by bensaw posted 05-16-2009 01:33 AM 1071 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-16-2009 01:33 AM

Okay, so I don’t think this should have been my first woodworking project, but I’m well into it now.
The idea was the create a book/toy shelf with built-in toy bins in the bottom for the little stuff. So I drew a rudimentary plan and got to work.

But I didn’t think through to the trim/face frame part. I’m rapidly approaching that stage and need some ideas.

These inside corners have been a real challenge for a guy just starting out.

Have a look at the picture and let me know how you would trim/make the faceframe for this thing. I was thinking of doing 1 inch stock around the outer edges and then the inside stuff would just be trimmed with some simple 1/4 inch thick stock.

Oh, and the top is still waiting for it’s final width…open to ideas on how to trim that sucker out too.

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#1 posted 05-16-2009 01:54 AM

good start

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#2 posted 05-16-2009 02:12 AM

It is hard to tell with the picture. If this is plywood, why not just get some edgebanding. The proportions are nice as is.

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#3 posted 05-16-2009 02:28 AM

Yes, it is plywood.
Originally I was going to just do edgebanding but then I considered how much more substantial it might look with a real face frame.
I’ll take that as a vote for edgebanding!


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