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Different (Easy-Moderate) style of joining two separate edges.

by OregonTreeHead
posted 09-23-2018 12:50 PM

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#1 posted 09-23-2018 02:37 PM

dovetails and finger joints come to mind. But if you are after speed, and I can’t believe I’m using the words, pocket holes.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 09-23-2018 03:30 PM

Nothing wrong with a 90. Overlap the sides with the top and bottom, glue and use small brads to nail together and putty and sand the holes and stain, polyurethane. With a cabinet that small you should not have any problem with strength of the joint. You may also want to make the sides more than the 4” wide so you can install a back with out it showing on the sides. So if you are using a 1/4” back panel add that 1/4” to your side measurement. You can do the same for the top and bottom. Again this will hide the end grain. The top will be the only place where end grain shows on the sides. Another way is to extend both the top and bottom out from the sides and put a simple bevel at each end to add some design element. Don’t forget to make all your the same width to hide the back. How you have no end grain showing. Doesn’t take a pile of tools to make something simple and good looking. Draw out your plans before you start cutting. Think it out. You can easily do this with limited tools.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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