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Serving Tray Bottom Joinery - Bad idea?

by DerekJ
posted 01-28-2017 08:30 PM


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#1 posted 01-28-2017 08:38 PM

If you are worried cut the bottom a 1/16 narrower and just glue it on one side.

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#2 posted 01-28-2017 09:04 PM

Great Idea, thanks Bob!

-- Derek ~ Omaha, NE

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#3 posted 01-29-2017 01:44 AM

They make little rubber balls to take up the slack and prevent rattling while allowing expansion.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 01-29-2017 01:47 AM

Rick, what provides the strength to prevent racking if the bottom isn’t at all secured?

-- Derek ~ Omaha, NE

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#5 posted 01-29-2017 02:46 AM

Personally I like to use plywood and veneer it. Then there are no worries and you can glue the bottom in for greatest possible strength.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#6 posted 01-31-2017 07:34 AM



Rick, what provides the strength to prevent racking if the bottom isn t at all secured?

- DerekJ

The whole point of frame and panel construction is to allow wood movement while negating its effect. Traditionally panels are not glued or only get glue in the center of the stiles. Plywood can be glued. You shouldn’t have any significant racking with a serving tray.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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