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Posted on Gluing solid wood bottoms

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#1 posted 07-28-2013 01:20 AM

I don’t remember what the rule is for cross-grain joints but door makers and old-school cabinet makers usually do have numbers they use. 6”-8” is typically the absolute maximum I’ll glue in place for cross grain joints. That’s still pushing things a little since some woods will expand and contract over a 1/16” across that distance.

I do have an old box I made before I learned real woodworking and the 10” wide top and bottom are still intact despite being glued in.

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