|Forum topic by Don46||posted 08-31-2009 02:27 AM||3096 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
08-31-2009 02:27 AM
I’m building wine bins with diagonal shelves. It will consist of two cases 6’ high, 2 feet wide, with horizontal shelves between the two sets of bins. All is made out of 3/4” red oak ply. I want to put a solid oak banding about 1/4 inch thick on the edges of the ply. I’m a novice wood worker and am trying to learn techniques as I go in this project.
Here is what I’ve worked out so far:
2. to attach the banding to the edge I am simply gluing and clamping. This is slow and tedious and it takes a lot of expensive clamps! Should I use my nail gun w small brads + some glue to get these attached?
3. I’m using the Kreg pocket hole jig to put all the 3/4” pieces together and am finding this a great tool for this kind of project. On most all the joints I use glue and pocket screws and it seems very strong. However, I fear not all my corners are perfectly square. This is going into a basement and it does not have to be absolutely perfect, but I’d like to get it right. How does one square up a big rectangle after it has been screwed together. What SHOULD I have done in the first place to insure that all corners were square?
-- --Don, Columbia, SC