I'm building a Shaker style cupboard. Plans call for a rabbet-lapped joint
between the sides of the case and the back, and to nail the back to the
Question: I assume the plans omit mention of glue for the back, to allow for
moment? Is this typical in case construction?
Solid wood was normally nailed in, as the nails allowed a bit of movement.
Ply _could probably_ survive gluing, but it is unnecessary for strength (use
lots of little brads), and potentially a mess to clean up the glue runs and
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