Attaching decorative trim to jewelry box

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Forum topic by OldBull posted 11-24-2020 02:47 PM 302 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-24-2020 02:47 PM

Good morning, how’s the coffee ?

I am following a plan to build a jewelry box and when it came time to make the bottom trim, it appears to be screwed on, is this the best way ??? Is there a reason a box soley built on joints and glue attaches the bottom with screws?

Thanks for any insight.

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#1 posted 11-24-2020 02:54 PM

Why not? I’m building several boxes right now and that’s how I plan to attach them.

Other option is a rabbet.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#2 posted 11-24-2020 03:24 PM

I use screws for 4 reasons: Allow for wood movement Make a part removable Decorative heads for detail Fast, sloppy assembly w “white wood” or 2×4s
It doesn’t seem like a jewelry box fits any of those. But as Robert says, “Why not?”

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#3 posted 11-24-2020 03:35 PM

I like to pre-finish a lot of parts that otherwise would be difficult to apply finish and do any between coat sanding, etc.

To then attach the part, I either have to have masked off the areas where glue was to be applied or just use screws.

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#4 posted 11-24-2020 03:49 PM

Thanks everyone .

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#5 posted 11-24-2020 05:27 PM

I very very rarely use any screws in my boxes. Dowels to peg stuff together; and sometimes hidden glue-blocks(for base to box), if I want added peace of mind.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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