I made my panels for my TV stand. I have never made solid panels for a
project (usually plywood for and application like this.)
My panels are 18.5" wide by 14.5" long. They are 0.34" thick and need to
fit into a 0.25" groove (I made them a little thicker).
I was going to use a raised panel bit to bevel the back so the panel fits,
but I want it to fit deeper in the groove without being too thin. So I
decided to rabbet the panels all the way around using a rabbeting bit in the
My question: For panels this wide and thick, how much should I rabbet in
each side AND how much of the rabbet should I sink in the groove. If I
sink the panel all the way until it buts up against the frame all the way
around, expansion would push the frame apart.
Please help a neophyte...
Project here: http://www.garagewoodworks.com/TV_Stand.htm
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