I'd like to make a piece of furniture from solid walnut. 30 in. high x 24
in. wide. x 12 in. deep. Any recommendations on joinery to attach back to
carcass that will allow for wood movement? I've always used plywood back
before, so I didn't have this problem.
1. Frame and panel back
2. "ship lap" solid boards
Both solutions require a rabbit (sp?) to let either the frame or the
ship lapped solid boards into the sides, top, and bottom.
Not sure waht you are actually building here. A common way in older
cabinets and cases was to use shiplap or T&G boards for the back,
fastened with a nail at center of each end, all fitted into a rabbet
going completely around the back. Very frequentyl the boards are given
a bevel along the edges that soemwhat softens the look of the gap
compared to a 90d edge. You could also use frame & panel construction
or some variation thereof. :
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