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#1 posted 04-09-2018 09:30 PM

I saw an article by Christian Becksvoort
where he glued a solid pine bottom into
a 12” wide box. You could look it up. He’s
an authority on shaker stuff and has looked
at a lot of antiques so he might have a good
idea where you really have to pay attention
to wood movement.

Theoretically most woods can move up to
1/4” seasonally over 12” width, but in climate
controlled homes I’m not sure if the humidity
fluctuations are enough to make it move that

You can get these pan head screws that are
useful for fronts on drawer boxes because
the hole can be drilled up to about 5/16” and
the shank can move around in the hole. Adding
washers and drilling a larger hole can make the
adjustment range even greater. I’ve never
found making elongated holes to be anything
but a hassle. Sometimes it must be done but
I try to do it another way if I can.

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