|Forum topic by z00vegroover||posted 05-05-2015 02:26 PM||515 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
05-05-2015 02:26 PM
I’m making a sort of mini-desk/ bench seat that is essentially two side panels, a support beam, and the top. For the support beam, I’m routing some sliding dovetails for the join, but am unsure about attaching the top. Is it ok to just glue it down across the top of the legs and support beam, as seen in the top view in the first attached image? Or do I need to use dowels or some other form of joinery, like figure 8 clips or something? Would cross grain expansion cause a problem?
The image shows the top view of how it’ll look before the top is joined, and then there’s a quick sketch of how it’s going to look finished.