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#1 posted 02-13-2018 04:56 PM

You are correct to not use pocket screws along the end grain edges. That would be a disaster.

If at all possible I would re do the back panel with the grain oriented horizontally. This elimiates any possibility of sideways expansioni. Best to either lapped boards or a frame and panel system rather than a solid panel.

However if you do use a solid panel, pin at the top and attach with slotted holes to allow movement downward. This is the same principle as a solid wood drawer bottom.

If you can’t do a panel with horizontal grain then I would just use plywood in a rabbet.

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