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Posted on Chances of my piece blowing up?

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#1 posted 05-08-2017 06:38 PM

Since you built it in the winter when it’s dry, it’s pretty certain the wood will be expanding in the more humid months that follow. I’m not sure how much clearance you left though, so it’s hard to say if it will be a problem.

If you don’t want to use plywood, then shiplapped boards, not butted tightly, will allow movement without putting any strain on the case.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker


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