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Forum topic by sel posted 06-13-2009 08:07 PM 741 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-13-2009 08:07 PM

I am building carcasses for a built in closet that will be 9’ tall. I plan to divide the horizontal dimension (24’) into three sections, one of which will incorporate a chest of drawers as the bottom half. I will join the main components (the sides, tops and bottoms) with Festool Dominos. The advice that I am seeking is how best to position and balance the components during gluing them together into a box. I have thought of standing them on edge and bring them together that way in order to square them up. Does that make sense to anyone? My other question is how to make squaring them easier. Do I use some sort of jig? Do I tack scrap to the edges to use to fix them into square before clamping? Has anyone used tape to hold glued pieces. (I would think that tape would not be sufficient to pull them together with enough force to get a good glue joint, so one thought was to use tape to secure them square while clamping with pipe clamps the long dimension and bar clamps across the top and bottom.) Any other ideas or tips? Thanks much.

-- sel


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#1 posted 06-13-2009 09:30 PM

i would build it face down, screw or whatever technique you like to builr the carcass, then measure diagonally to get it square and attatch the back panel.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#2 posted 06-14-2009 03:56 PM

Julian,
ordinarily, with a smaller box, I would square it up and glue the sides, top and bottom all at once and then let in the back. Given the size here, what do you think of gluing a side and top and then gluing a side and bottom, and then gluing the two components together?

-- sel

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#3 posted 06-14-2009 05:00 PM

I see no problem doing it like that. I suggest using a homemade squaring block. Basically make a 5” thick L shaped piece of 3/4 ply that is about 12-20” long on each side, then clamp it ot the two sides to hold it square while the glue dries.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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