I need to build a drawer for a kitchen cabinet approx 24W x 6H x 23D. I
don't want to mess with dovetails or finger joints. I could use dowels
but I am wondering if a #0 biscuit would work with 1/2" Baltic birch
Thanks - Joel
Frank Klausz has a video called, strangely enough, Biscuit Joinery. He
uses thin stock as a shim to put biscuit slots centered in plywood
edges as a quick way to do drawers. Can't remember the sizes of plywood
he used but I do remember he used several sized of biscuit and a PC
joiner. I used that technique for drawers in all my shop stations a
little over two years ago and they're holding together just fine. And
he was right, it was quick.
I've used biscuits with 1/2" BB & it worked out OK. I recall having
some problems with splintering of the surface plys when the slots were
close to the end of the board; with the 1/2" thickness, for a 90d
joint the slot will be only about 1/8" from the end of the board. It
may have been more related to the quality of that particular batch of
When the game is over, the pawn and the king are returned to the same box.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore Maryland - lwasserm(a)sdf.lonestar.org
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