I found this in an issue of FWW from a while back. Neither the drawing
nor the article makes it clear how the bottom is fastened other than the
screws at the front.
I assume that it is fastened to the back of the plinth with a screw in
an elongated hole?
What would you recommend for fastening it to the sides? I have so far
considered dowels and dovetails. Anyone have any other ideas?
That's what it looks like to me. I'd pocket-hole the rail and drive
straight through the plinth into the carcass.... a bit crude, but
effective... and reversible.
Nice design! You will show us the finished project, no?
I thought about a varient of that. The downside is that you have no
long grain-to-long grain gluing. What are the chances of the glue
One of the guys on the canadian woodworking forums figured it was
dovetailed to the sides. That would certainly add some strength, but
also a fair bit more work.
Zero to slim. What's going to pull it loose? No pressure outward on
the sides from anything and the sides are on a plinth to boot.
I have a "down & dirty" workshop table cum tool cabinet that I made 13
years ago. The drawer sides are glued into dados in the drawer fronts.
Both are solid wood, not ply. One side of one of the twelve drawers let
loose a few days ago...it is the drawer that holds a bunch of wrenches,
must weigh close to 50 pounds. I don't think your cabinet sides would
let go :)
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