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Forum topic by Divotdog posted 03-04-2015 03:01 AM 621 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Divotdog

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03-04-2015 03:01 AM

Hi -

I haven’t been on here for a while but I need some advice. I made this decent cherry display case but I think the lid frame is just a little too thin to be safe and strong enough.

The carcass is about 13 X 16 and all wood is about 5/16 thick. I guess I was thinking about just using what material I had – or not thinking at all! Anyway – the glass is only single strength but I feel like I need to strengthen the frame but I have no idea how.

It seems too small for miter splints not much room between the glass edge and the outside frame edge).

So I hope someone understands this mess and has an idea.

Thanks,
divotdog

-- David, Dallas,Tx - golf weather is hot but it's cool in the shop


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JAAune

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#1 posted 03-04-2015 03:17 AM

There are tons of options. One is to make it into a two-tone box with inner and outer colors. You’d wrap the outside with a contrasting wood then apply thin edge-banding to the top using the same species chosen for the outside. This makes the inside and outside of the box two different colors.

Lots of other ideas but I’ll stop at that one. Wait for everyone else to suggest completely different ideas.

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bondogaposis

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#2 posted 03-04-2015 03:59 AM

Make a new lid w/ thicker stock.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Divotdog

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#3 posted 03-04-2015 05:03 AM

JAAune – you gave me an idea about adding wood. I may add some walnut trim to the frame, putting it on both sides of the glass. I think if I cut it precisely, the frame will be strengthened and still look nice.

Bondo – I have no more cherry and I wanted to keep the grain match.

Thanks,
Dog

-- David, Dallas,Tx - golf weather is hot but it's cool in the shop

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Divotdog

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#4 posted 03-04-2015 05:06 AM

Just to clarify – I meant to add the walnut to the INSIDE of the frame on the glass not on the cherry.

Thx again

-- David, Dallas,Tx - golf weather is hot but it's cool in the shop

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#5 posted 03-04-2015 04:24 PM

what JAAune said.

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